Kitty Genovese Syndrome

(redirected from Bystander Syndrome)
A term referring to the nonresponse of multiple witnesses to a violent crime as it is occurring and at a time where action would prevent or minimise injury or death
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"Keep eye contact with them, and don't acknowledge the attacker's presence: the absence of response from you two will push them to leave the area shortly." She concluded by urging her followers on Tumblr to share the how-to guide: "it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome".