Today's challenge is a really easy one (especially for me!) that doesn't take a lot of explaining because there's actually something I learned in school the other day that I want to share! Anyways, the challenge is just what the title says, Homework Help! Help someone with their homework, whether they're in a different grade from you or someone in your classes. If you're an adult, you can tutor kids or help them out with a math problem or two. Pretty simple, right?
On a different note, I started taking a class on psychology this year, which is a subject that's really interesting, but can also be really sad:
The other day, my teacher told me about a woman named Kitty Genovese. This occurred in 1964, but it's a very famous case because of it's complexity. Kitty was on her way home from work (she worked in a bar so this happened around 2 or 3 in the morning) when realized she was being followed. She was 75 feet away from her apartment building on a street filled with apartments when she was attacked and stabbed by a man. She started screaming for help and people opened their windows and yelled at the man to stop. He ran away, but only to the next block. When the yelling stopped, Kitty started dragging herself to her front steps because she was severely wounded. The man came back when she was just about to the door of the building and started hurting her again. She screamed, people opened their windows and yelled, the man ran down the block. The man murdered her. This entire event took approximately 40 minutes, and no one called the police.
When they finally arrived, the policemen questioned the residents and found that 38 people had heard or seen what happened that night, but no one helped Kitty.
My psychology teacher explained something called the Bystander Effect, which states that the more people witnessing an event, the less likely it is that anyone will help. Why?
Because everyone assumes that someone else will step in.
So here's a side challenge for today: Don't be a bystander. I'm not saying you should run out and help the person in a case like this, because that puts you in danger! But at least call the police!