Unauthorized reproduction prohibited I lost my mommy If you’d lose your child, who would react? I am Ophélie, Lou’s mom and Simon’s aunt. We just conducted a little social experiment. What I note first is the difference between Simon, who’s a boy, and Lou, a girl. Seeing this little girl, all alone, would you react? -Is she with you?
-She’s not with me! Who is she with? Is she with you? She’s alone… Are you lost? Where are your mommy and daddy? Honey, Where is Mommy? And Daddy? It’s a hidden camera experiment. Ah okay! (relieved) We want to encourage people to react Okay… Where is your mommy? Hello! Are you on your own? Hello? Are you alone? Where is your mommy? Are you lost? What’s going on? (singing) -What’s going on, darling?
-Where is Mommy? Sir, sir! Thank you! It’s a hidden camera experiment. And now, the same scenario with Simon (5 years old), our actor for today. We stop this experiment after 12 minutes…
No one reacted. The second time,
Simon waited almost 8 minutes before a women reacted. Do you speak French or Dutch?
(in both languages) -Do you speak French? -No…
(This women intervene very gently) -Have you lost your parents?
(This women intervene very gently) What’s your name? Simon Where did you last see your parents? Come with me! It’s going to be okay… We are going to find them!
Are these people your parents? – No
– No? Okay! We are going to find them, all right? Only one other person will help Simon.
After six minutes… Hey, Little Buddy, are you alone? Where is your mommy? And Daddy, where is he?
Are you alone? My name is Simon. – What?
– My name is Simon. (She doesn’t get it)
– Passimo? What is Passimo? When we switch back to Lou,
people immediately react. Have you lost your mommy?
Tell me, have you lost your mommy? – She has lost her mommy?
– Yes? Over there, there were some policemen.
I’ll take her to them, poor little thing. You lost your mommy, little darling? The first thing I was going to do is take her to the police. They were right over there… That’s exactly what I would like people to do if my daughter was lost. Thank you! You’re welcome! Where is your daddy? Are you alone? Are you lost? Are you okay? Are you lost?
You can’t find Mommy and Daddy? Come with me, darling.
We are going to Mom and Dad
because you can’t stay here alone. This is a social experiment to see
if people react to lost children. Oh my God! Okay! Do you think you would have done the same
if it was a little boy? Of course! A child is a child! One child at a time, we pretended they were lost. The first thing I note is the big difference Between Simon, who’s a boy, and Lou, a girl. People talked every time to Lou While Simon stayed alone for more than 20 minutes
with no one intervening. Secondly, not enough people reacted. Even for Lou, I think it’s not enough. People should question themselves,
stay longer with the child, Check if the parents are somewhere around. As a mom, I would have liked people staying with them, Even without saying anything. Watch them. Watch if the parent comes back. Watch how the child is.
Does he look in danger, happy, sad… If the mother doesn’t come back, it’s important to reassure the child. Hold his hand, talk to him. And if not, call the police. If you see a child alone, ask yourself: Are his mom and dad around? Is he in danger? It takes you two seconds of your time.
Not that much for a child… In your opinion, did the age and gender of the children