The attraction lifts the paper bits off the table. Similarly, in Fig. Play media Using an electroscope to show electrostatic induction. The rubbing does not create charges, but redistributes the charge between the two objects.
However, there is no voltage difference between the sheets in frame 1, and thus no energy available to do damage. Electrons are transferred in any charging process. Electrostatics involves the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces.
Any additional negative object will attract the atom, and any positive object will repel it.