BL, i see where you are coming from, like i said if it were my children GOD HELP THE WORLD in the heat of the moment.
But if like you said, the human may have been quick enough to pull the dog off before any real damage was done, they would have had to be standing right next to the dog right?? a dog "attack" is very quick to do damage.
So if this was the case, why did the human not see the signs first? ears back etc ( any other signs of discomfort) and stopped the interaction then and there?
I still believe that this was not an attack, or any intent of malice.
But i do still very much feel for the little boy, poor little guy, i hope this incident doesnt abolish his liking for dogs and his trust in them. that would be the ultimate consequence in all this.