Correspondent Natalie Morales ended up in tears when she put herself and her 8-year-old son through the same parenting test that "Dateline NBC" is subjecting others to for a series that starts Sunday.
Using hidden cameras and actors, the network set up scenarios to see if children really follow their parents' instructions to avoid strangers, don't get into a car with a drunk driver or don't cheat.
The results will probably depress you.
Time and again, children gave their names and addresses to a "stranger" who had taken their picture and talked about putting them on TV. Promised free ice cream, they climbed into a van driven by an actor who could easily close the door on them and speed away. Parents watched it all on monitors nearby.
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