9:13 am December 9, 2009, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
With 25 percent of America’s teens “sexting” each other, cell phone companies have started creating public service announcements to tell them to stop texting mean and sexually explicit messages.
LG has created a very funny series of ads (there are several, which you can watch above) with James Lipton narrating sexting and other texting scenarios where teens are encouraged to “give it a ponder” before texting photos of their “junk” or other items.
The ads also address mean girl texting, rumor creating and rumor forwarding.
I don’t think teens will know who James Lipton is but the ads are very funny! But will they be effective? (Maybe Tiger Woods can be their next anti-texting poster boy!)
What do you think: Do you think the ads will help kids stop and think before they text or sext? Will they know who James Lipton is? What would help teens think about the consequences of sending photos of their boobs over a medium that can be exponentially sent out? How do you get teens to understand that?
Do you like the ads? Do you think they are funny? Will you share them with your teen?
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