How protective do we really need to be of our children?
and just how dependent are they on us?
What would happen if children were actually left to live alone together?
Ten boys from bushsharfishseer(???) were chosen to live by themselves in this house for five days
Aged 11 and 12, none of them had met beforehand
The house and garden were filled with toys, games
books, and paints
The kitchen was stocked with food.
Cameras were put in the bedrooms to monitor the boys at night
and during the day there was a camera crew in the house
The crew didn’t speak to the boys and only intervened for reasons of safety
The first the boys saw of their new home
was when they arrived at 10:30 one Monday morning
It is mine! Oh this is lovely!
-See that shot? Did you see it? -Yeah
-I’m going upstairs, mate -Oi, wicked!
Oh, this is great!
How do you know my name already?
There was a bell the boys could ring at anytime if they needed help
They could speak to the production team, a nurse
their parents, or to a child psychiatrist, who each ahd met beforehand.
They were also free to leave the house at anytime.
Upstairs there were two bedrooms
a larger one with six beds
The smaller one had four
Hey Hey Hey! look what I found!!
Ten cameras have been left out for the boys to use
George was the first to take a picture
There are also ten water pistols.
It was daniel who ‘d got whole of the biggest
once the ice is broken, everyone began to introduce themselves
What’s your name?
Then it was time to check out each of the skills
The boys couldn’t believe the freedom they’ve been given
and for the first hour they just ran
Michael was taken to task for throwing sticky pop corns all over the carpet
but soon everybody was trashing the place
Is it to see what it would take to make an adult to intervene?