Not all strangers are bad, but I personally find it really difficult to discern whether or not I should trust someone that I don’t know. However, I’m an adult and I usually know how to handle situations with strangers when they arise based on experience.
But the way I handle those situations now is completely different from the way I used to handle it when I was little.
As a child, you have very little life experiences [presumably] and the way you respond to strange stimuli is dependent on what you already know — which sometimes just isn’t enough.
This is why it is important for parents to educate their children on certain dangers like inviting strangers into the house.
The stranger may in fact be a good person but what if he/she is not?
The social experiment below shows the reality of some children these days. We can see the children in the experiment opening the door for a complete stranger and letting them in.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (citing U.S. Department of Justice reports), nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2,000 a day.
With those dreadful numbers it is imperative that parents take extreme caution with their children. Be sure to share this with all your friends.