Definition of Bystander Approach
(noun) Intervention by a third party in a situation involving assault, discrimination, or harassment.
Examples of Bystander Approach
- When someone steps in to break up a fight.
- When someone speaks up for someone else who is experiencing sexual harassment.
Bystander Approach Pronunciation
Syllabification: by·stand·er ap·proach
- American English – /bIE-stan-duhr uh-prOHch/
- British English – /bIE-stan-duh uh-prOHch/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈbaɪˌstændər əˈproʊʧ/
- British English – /ˈbaɪˌstændər əˈprəʊʧ/
- Plural: bystander approaches
- Also called bystander intervention.
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “bystander approach.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bystander-approach/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
bystander approach. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bystander-approach/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “bystander approach.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/bystander-approach/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“bystander approach.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bystander-approach/>.