Any parent who has ever given their child the “stranger danger” warning will be incredibly concerned by this new social experiment.
Youtube prankster Joey Salads conducted the test when he went to a local playground and asked parents if their children would talk to a total stranger.
The parents were unanimously confident that their child would not talk to him or would run away, but, in practice, the results were very different.
In a worrying number of cases, Joey was able to charm the kids into talking to him and lure them away with the help of his cute puppy.
The parents were shocked at how quickly their children were able to be whisked away and, I’m sure, many of you will be too.