The Bystander Effect

The Bystander Effect is a term that describes the phenomenon whereby individuals or groups of people ignore someone in distress (calling for help, being attacked, being abused) rather than going to help. Research has found that the more bystanders there are at an event the less likely any one person is to help. The term…


Tips for protecting children from conflict & terror

Extensive media coverage of violence, conflict, terror and war in the international community, and here in Australia, means that many children will be aware of world events and the possibility of violence close to home. Children often cannot easily understand time and place. They may experience events as concrete and local and profoundly personal and emotional,…