Do “Missing Child” Posts Work?

Taking a quick look at the news while reviewing my document, I ran across this fascinating article. It appears that someone decided to test whether missing children posters work. They hired an 8-year-old actress, sat her in the mall along, next to a missing child poster with her picture. Her father sat a discrete distance away, just watching what the crowd did. Most people just ignored the poster and the girl. But at least no strange men approached her. The latter former is sad; the former latter is good.