Technology and the bystander effect: A crippling combination
from By Christina Nava
Many people don't understand where to draw the line when it comes to using technology. They will remain glued to it, even at the expense of another person's safety. This has become an increasing problem throughout the world — especially in accident and crime scenes where the misuse of technology has made its unwelcome presence. On June 24, a video surfaced of a mother getting beaten outside by a female co-worker while bystanders looked on and recorded it with their cellphones. The only person who tried to help was her 2-year-old son, who can be seen in the video kicking the co-worker as she attacks his mother. What's even more appalling is the woman then threatened to attack the child.
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