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Stranger Danger experiment is 'reality check'

Report & Video by Ashley Fudge

A TV experiment carried out by ITV Daybreak has highlighted the potential risks children are at through a lack of stranger awareness.

The show recruited volunteer parents, whose children did not know they were being filmed, and a close protection officer, who played the part of a stranger.

Nine children were approached in a park by the 'stranger' and seven of them left with the man.

The experiment has been called both 'ground-breaking' and 'scaremongering' with many taking to Twitter to say it would alarm parents unnecessarily.

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