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  1. Jostel Tejeda says:

    This is hearbreaking, a child crying out for help in public and recices no help. You cannot blame the lone citizens for not getting involve as there is the unknown of what the perpetrator might do if you try to help the girl (pull out a gun, a knife or some other deadly weapon). But if I see a young girl asking for help in piblic I will 1) call 911 to inform them of the situation and 2) run to try and save the girl while avoiding a deadly situation. The video is a good example of social behavior showing that when you are in a group you feel strength in numbers and when the two black men ran to the girl’s aid even a random dude in a pick up truck pulled over and join the team to help the girl. I have a god daughter that looks the same as the girl in the video. I would hate for her to be in public in a situation like that yelling for help and bystanders just walk by not caring. Not okay.


  2. Jessica Loiseau says:

    I can not believe how long it took someone to finally notice that she was crying out for help. But on the contrary, I can see how it can be mistaken as a child acting out. I think that we should educate ourselves on signs to look for when someone is in need of help. I can understand not wanting to get involved but when you notice something out of the ordinary you should always question it. Even if you don’t physically get involve, you can call the police and report something suspicious. It is honestly better to be wrong then to have done nothing at all. In situations like this I like to react how i would want someone to react towards me or a family member.


  3. mdejesus617 says:

    As I watched this video I could not believe that it took two hours before people actually took action. There were people that walked right by and did nothing and some turned around to stare as the girl was yelling out “you’re not my dad” as she was being grabbed. Many people have said that at first the girl may have seemed as if she was being disobedient but when you’re are staring and listening, you have to know that something is just not right. I don’t think I would have confronted the guy for safety reasons but I definitely would have called for help. A call could save a life. Growing up some families teach their children not to get involved in dangerous situations for safety reasons and while I can agree with that to a certain extent, I don’t feel turning my head to what could possible save someone’s life is the right thing to do. At what point we become part of the solution? All it takes is a simple phone call. It’s scary to think that your life could be a danger and though you may be in a crowded place, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are safe.


  4. Isabella Orozco says:

    It is a very uncomfortable situation, both for the person who experiences it and for the spectators. It is good to help and ask for support at times like the little girl’s, because it’s sad to see that it took a while for someone to act on it, but we need to understand that those who do not act can be for several reasons: they are afraid , they block themselves and do not know what to do, or they simply do not want to help. I would hope that the last one is not the reason. However, I would consider that schools and the media would be a good source to teach children and adults about precautionary measures that should be taken in such situations, which are very common in our daily lives. In fact, we must put ourselves in the place of others because like them we have loved ones, and we hope that once they go out to undertake their daily life, they return home safe and sound.


  5. cxrojo says:

    This is something incredible, that absence of love that exist for others. How many people walked by and did not notice, and others just ignored that, waiting that someone else took action, knowing that they were seeing that little girl in dangerous. A lot of People say that they do not want to be involved in those kind of situation, but think that there are another ways to help, like calling the police. But it is disappointing, how people are thinking just about themselves, they don’t care how others are suffering or what they need. But those people who walked by and did not do any action, never thought that one day it can happens to their children or a member of their family. Then, the worst thing that they would hear is that someone else saw it but he/she didn’t do anything to save her/his life.


  6. Alejandra Castillo says:

    Woow how sad is after witnessing something so horrible, they passerby either just stood there not doing anything or pretende they never saw anything and went about their day as usual. Unfortunately, I can’t believe how this people don’t do anything. how they upon witnessing such a despicable act will leave you lose al faith in humanity. But you know what for this type of person who does not have the initiative to help someone else is why we see many deads or kidnapping. that’s why we have to take the initiative to help someone else before something bad happens.


  7. gabynavarro13 says:

    This video just proved to me that those who claim they would take action if they ever witness something wrong, are actually the first ones to look away when something like this is happening right in front of them. In this video, you can see some skeptical (blurry) faces with a “minding my business” attitude while an apparent kidnapping is in process. We as a society will never change if we keep up this harmful point of view. Imagine how many kids in the past have been actually kidnapped in broad daylight and no one ever said anything? It is understandable how some people might have taken the little girl’s behavior as “acting up.” I, myself grew up in an environment where parents would discipline their kids physically and the kids would react this way, but as Bill Stanton said, it is better to be safe than sorry, speak up, take action.


  8. Phery Tale says:

    After watching this i begin to imagine how many kids or people in trouble have passed us by without us noticing because we claim to be in our own world. we need to be the first to take the initiative, rather than expecting others to do so first. this video has actually thought me a lesson as a mother because i will be so devastated if this happens to my kid and will take upon myself to making sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else in my presence.


  9. nsujit says:

    The video is about fake abduction of a girl and research on how people react. It’s really frightening to see that our society do not take action instead expect other to react in incident like that .The mother and even the policeman was stunned to see the crowd without reaction. This also proves that the more the numbers to watch less likely to take an action. In specific, people didn’t understand the scenario and had no clue how to react in this particular case. But in general legal system and exhausting process after the reaction is the main cause of negligence in today’s society.


  10. itdacost says:

    If the child was a toddler, I think that there would be a reasonable reason to “think” the child is having a tantrum or something. Now the child is screaming “you’re not my dad!” how in the world people still walked by complete ignoring this child. I understand it was just an act but if it wasn’t, this child would’ve been easily kidnapped for sure. This video shocked me more than the other ones because it involves a child screaming for help and still, people didn’t do anything until after a long time the two gentlemen tried to do something about it. I would’ve called the police or tried to stop the guy from taking that little girl somehow. People need to care a little more for each other if we all did, a lot of crimes would have been prevented from happening. This video proves how the lack of compassion is real.


  11. The Bystander effect are always weird to me because you see so many people watching a particular screen and no one wants to help. The little girl was shouting help people passed without paying attention . they might think its just a naughty child that is disturbing her father. what shocked me was when he was really pulling her from left to right and she was shouted help he is not my father people still passed without helping. some people pretend as if they want to help they watch the act happens and they come after when help is not more need. when those two guys decided to help, immediately the child is set free that is when many others will stop at the screen wanting to find out what happen. It is good we should always help if you need to but be vigilant and check your surrounding as well. Better still call 911 immediately in all suspected act.


  12. Hussein Hussein says:

    It is appalling that many people didn’t get involved in the situation because of their fears. Many people just ignored the situation and thought that someone else would take actions to the kidnapping happening. They had no accountability to the event unfolding right in front of them. If I were in the situation I would probably help, but I don’t know since I have not been in a situation like that in my life. Many people who just walked away were scared and did not have the guts to get involved, but many people have different actions to helping the little girl. This shows that the bystander effect in social psychology works because other people are present that won’t help the victim in need. The way people react is probably due to how they were raised because in that situation many people were told by their parents mind your own business and others were taught to go to the rescue.


  13. KENNY LUONG says:

    It’s amazing the amount of hypocrisy that human beings are capable of, and that applies to all of us. We would expect and even criticize others to do thins when in reality, we ourselves can’t do these same things due to a number of reasons. In this experiment, people simply don’t want to be involved not because they’d be too scared, but because they don’t want the responsibility of dealing with the situation. It’s also hard to believe that a small portion of our population is capable of holding these humanistic values in caring for each other, not just being a selfish person. They Bystander Effect reveals this part of ourselves, proving that not all of are as we actually seem, many of us wearing masks to hide from society’s expectations and demands.


  14. HANSON MEI says:

    This issue that is shown in this video is something that is very important is horrific to see. it is a problem that should really be done or changed for this stuff because so many crimes can be stopped and helped if people would just take a second to take action or to help a situation for kids and especially something like kids because often times these kids can be mistaken for acting up when sometimes they are really in danger and they need someone to help them out. I think that it is outrageous for these people to walk by without a second thought or anything as little as looking over or listening, it just shows that people are really just careless and they expect other people to take care of situations like this, bit it is really not the case it is really important that problems get solved and solutions are applied.


  15. jz255425 says:

    When watching this, it shocked me how so many people just walked by without saying or doing anything. They just thought that someone else would come along and do something. However, I can relate to that thought because that is what my mom would probably do. She would think it isn’t her problem and tell me how crazy people can be in this world. What disappointed me the most was the kids that walked by that scenario and just watched it happen. The way my mind is wired is that kids want to help others. I’ve seen it around me where kids help kids their age, teens, and adults. However, in this one, he just watched it happen. Like did his parents teach him to always help others in need especially an abduction. After watching so many people walk by that kind of situation, it was a relief to see a group of guys take charge. A relief that there is still some good in this world. I also agree with how different people do different things. Since I’m a tiny girl, I wouldn’t be able to do much up front. But I would call the police which will help.


  16. TOM NGUYEN says:

    I would honestly think that the kid was acting up just like victorialuchi did, but the girl struggling against the man would most likely be the indicate for me personally that something isn’t right. But it’s sad how the first group of people just looked at them and didn’t want to get involved. How would they think if it was their child? I felt happy that at least some people did help and they didn’t just walk away and stare at them. Also, it’s depressing that there are all those cars passing by just looking at them from a distance, but someone should have intervened from there or called more people to support them by like trying to stop them. I have seen the series that is based on “What would you do?”, but I’m not sure if its realistic or not, yet it still shows people within real life and seeing what some people would do in a situation where someone is in distress.


  17. Hamza Benmensour says:

    Once again it is disgusting that so many people just kept looking behind with taking any action. What’s the point of waiting for someone to take action when you can your own self? Also, this experiment wasn’t anything that was minuscule, this could’ve been a potential kidnapping had it been a real scenario with the same people. How would you feel watching the news about a missing child when you saw them just yesterday and did nothing. Like the guy in the video said if you are scared and fear for yourself at least call the cops or tell someone about it. If I witnessed this since I am a minor and I would fear for myself as well so I would call the police and immediately inform the closest adult and demand they take action, because I wouldn’t want this happening to anyone close to me so I would remind myself that the child has a family who would be worried about them if I chose to just go on with my day.


  18. Valeria Soto says:

    I would most definitely react to this. I grew up where I was not allowed to go to the corner store alone until I was of age. It bothers me that no one reacted to her yelling “ he’s not my dad”. Especially if those who watched and walked away has kids of there own. That could be there kid and how upsetting will it be if they never see there own kids again. What bothers me the most is if the little girl was not acting and she was taken away and she was all over the news than everyone would have cared and been hurt for the parents. Which isn’t fair for anyone to react so late after the situation has happened. The bystander affect takes over a lot of people and I wish everyone can realize how it can only take seconds to recognize something is wrong and react to help with the situation.


  19. Vanessa Bueno says:

    Wow very scary that so many people passed by this girl and did nothing. Easy to think she is being disobedient but what would they lose to say something if he was a family member. When a child is lost everyone is quick to help to find a lost child but will not be alert when they are being taken. This video just proves we need to get involved and to step up as they say in the video to help our communities and help those in need. I would be heartbroken as a person if I ever walked by a situation like this and a few hours later see that missing child on the news and know I did nothing to stop it.


  20. Tassia Davis says:

    It was really awful that there were people who would do nothing to help a child in danger. Even if they did want to get directly involved they could have called the police and keep an eye out from a safer distance. I think the men who tried to help did so because the way they were raised and what they were taught as a child. They understand that the child could have been someone close to them and if it was that they would also want someone to help


  21. Hannah Ramos says:

    We only know what we would do when we witness the event. But people do not have to just pass by and do nothing, could at least call 911, just ask if everything is alright, do something!! If you are not sure of what is happening, observe for a moment and then act.


  22. victorialuchi says:

    I would think that is just a kid acting up to be honestly


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