Would you help a lost child? Shocking social experiment shows that only SEVEN adults have stopped to help a six-year-old boy in a busy shopping center in 45 minutes
- Footage shows a six-year-old Australian boy standing alone in a busy shopping mall
- But only seven adults stopped to help him after they realized he was lost
- He was part of a social experiment to see how long it takes for bystanders to help
Six-year-old Aiden stands alone in the middle of a bustling shopping center and looks visibly lost.
But only seven adults stopped to help the Australian boy in 45 minutes after they found that he was alone without a parent in sight.
The little boy, whose mother and father were only a few meters away, was part of a social experiment to see how long it takes for bystanders to come to the rescue.
Only six women and a man stopped to help – while disturbing images show hundreds of unconscious people walking past the lost boy.
Six-year-old Aiden stands alone in the middle of a bustling shopping center and looks visibly lost. He was part of a social experiment to see how long it takes for bystanders to come to his rescue
& # 39; I was actually very worried and shocked at how many people didn't, & # 39 ;, Aiden's mother told Today's show.
The images show a young woman approaching Aiden before she asks him what his parents look like so that she can help him find them.
A mother holding her daughter's hand asked Aiden where his parents were before suggesting him to go to the police station.
& # 39; No thanks, & # 39; Aiden answered, and the mother said, "Are you sure?" Look, I'm also a mom, your mom and dad will be very worried about you. & # 39;
After learning that Aiden was part of a social experiment, the mother said: & # 39; If my child was lost, I would hope someone would help them. & # 39;
The young boy stood for almost an hour without a parent in sight
Only seven adults – six women and one man – stopped to help the Australian boy in 45 minutes
The only sentence to call when your child goes missing
In early 2018, army cadets assisted the ailing mother Lucinda in finding her son Jake by shouting exactly what he looked like and what he was wearing when he was missing on a beach.
& # 39; & # 39; We're looking for a boy. He is four years old, blonde and has a red T-shirt. Did you see H im? & # 39; & # 39; They repeatedly loud.
By choosing Jake & # 39; s exact appearance and immediately starting the search, it meant that if someone had taken it, it would be difficult to leave the area without anyone noticing because everyone was looking for a small one, blond boy wearing red.
The social experiment was conducted by Key Assets, a children's agency that provides support to foster carers, vulnerable children and young people in care.
& # 39; I think we are so busy in our lives nowadays that children are often not seen and not heard, so it's everyone's responsibility to protect children & # 39 ;, Key Assets CEO Rob Ryan told the Today show.
Of the seven people who stopped during the social experiment, only one man approached little Aiden.
& # 39; Not many men stop, & # 39; said Mr. Ryan.
& # 39; So it's important for men, if they're worried about stopping for children or young people to help them, to find someone who's around and say: & # 39; Hey, do you want to come help me with this young person? & # 39;
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