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bystander

noun apprizer, attestant, attester, audience, beholder, corroborator, earwitness, enlightener, eyewitness, indicator, informant, informer, insider, listener, looker, monitor, observer, one who bears witness, onlooker, passer-by, reporter, seer, spectator, swearer, teller, testifier, tipster, tout, undercover man, viewer, viewership, watcher, witness, witness, witness to a crime, witness as to character
Associated concepts: accessory, disinterested party, Good Samaritan, innocent bystander, third persons
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We teamed up with Mobilize Rescue Systems not only because they offer a fantastic system, but also because they offer lifesaving content on their smartphone app that empowers bystanders to act during any emergency.
During the attack, stray bullets hit bystanders Rommel Ignacio, 30, and John Orlanarquez, 16, both residents of the said village, police said.
A senior police officer said that after an accident recently, a crowd of bystanders tried to rescue the young man.
That is important when people are bystanders - no one should be a passive witness when one of our fellow citizens is attacked because of who they are.
The bystander effect, as it's known, became famous in the 1960s, following the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese.
Although bystanders were frequently present in the general location of overdose death, timely bystander naloxone administration did not occur because bystanders did not have naloxone, were spatially separated or impaired by substance use, or failed to recognize overdose symptoms.
For decades, social psychologists have been studying what prompts bystanders to act or passively look on, explained Rim Saab, assistant professor of social psychology at the American University of Beirut.
Research shows that those who have practiced productive bystander strategies can implement constructive interactions when responding and are more apt to intervene and to do so in an effective way.
When the victim does not belong to 'us', we easily become bystanders.
Soldiers and a bystander opened fire, killing her, a military
As a result, McDonald's was forced to shut and leave "innocent bystanders going home with empty bellies".
One interesting approach is to get bystanders to be active monitors and reporters of harassment online or in person.