Would you step in to help a child?
Many people fear that their motives may be misconstrued if they help a child in need, a survey suggests. Would you help a child in distress?
A total of 44% of men and 28% of women told researchers for a UK survey that they would be wary of helping a child, in case witnesses thought they were trying to abduct the youngster.
The research also suggests 79% of adults believe community spirit has weakened since they were children.
Many also said they would hesitate to help a child in need of assistance in case the child was abusive to them.
Would you help a child in need? Or would you be fearful that your motives might be misjudged? Do you think that community spirit has weakened? Are you worried about talking to children because they may be abusive?
This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.