What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl, and ask him to slap her? How will he react? Will he follow through or will he refuse?
The only way to find out is to conduct a social experiment with children. This is where Italian video journalist Luca Lavarone steps in, as he wanted to highlight the issue of violence against women. Lavarone sets up the experiment on a busy street with several boys between seven and eleven years old. They were introduced to a girl named Martina, and was asked what they thought of her. After the shower of sweet compliments, they were asked to pull a face to make her laugh, caress her, and lastly to slap her.
Watch below to see how the young boys react to the request to slap Martina.