The subject of online pornography can be scary for parents when it comes to talking to their teenage children about it. Not to mention giving examples and showing awkward videos on the subject.
Still, it is essential for parents to have the conversation with their kids if they want their young ones to grow up with a better and healthier understanding of sex.
Luckily, the New Zealand authorities also knows how to talk to your kids about these subjects.
They have created a lighter, but incisive approach to getting parents and kids to reconsider online safety, with the help of an ad featuring two naked porn stars, Sue and Derek.
The actors suddenly arrive at the door of a typical house and ring the doorbell. They explain to mom that her little angel Matty has “just looked them up online.”
They explain to the stunned mom that Matty watches them “on his laptop, iPad, Playstation, his phone, your phone, SmartTV projector.”
And that, for some parents, is the difficult reality. Kids are extremely adept at maneuvering their way around gadgets without their parents noticing.
The ad is an eye opener for most parents.
It is one of a series in a campaign called “Keep It Real Online.” It tackles cyberbullying, online grooming, and content of a dubious and potentially dangerous kind.