Would you notice a lost child in a busy shopping centre?
Would you stop to help a child if you noticed that they were lost in a shopping centre? In a social experiment filmed by Key Assets Australia, it was found that thousands of people chose to walk past two “lost” children.
The experiment involved two children, aged around five, standing in the middle of Queen Street Mall in Brisbane, who appeared to have lost their parents. They were stood for around eight hours and in that time just 21 people stopped to check if the children were okay, whilst many thousands chose to carry on walking past them.
Among the people that did stop for the children were two women who turned around and a father who had children of a similar age to the young boy and girl. The experiment aimed to highlight the need for foster care parents for many thousands of children. Take a look at what happened during some of the experiment in the video here.
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Image courtesy of Key Assets Australia.