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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
9th Mar '13

While I think they are fairly true, I also agree that they wont work.



You know what *I* think they should do?



My almost 18 year old is our babysitter. Has been for almost a year. She is so freaked out and never wants to have children. lol. She's amazing with Olivia, but by the end of the day, she's exhausted and says there is no way she could do it full time or anything.



I think we need to bring home ec back. have kids take those fake babies home, have them volunteer or observe day cares. Because real world experience will be the only thing to deter children and let them see exactly what being a parent is like.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Eh. There are PSAs against drunk driving and against texting and driving. It gets through to some."


A PSA about distracted driving got to me so bad, that I cried for hours and vowed to never to do it again. Then again... I'm an adult and maybe I have the ability to take things more serious. There are definitely some teens who are mature enough to be able to take those things into consideration. My sister, for one... shocks me on a daily basis with how mature she is.... but sadly, many aren't.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23055 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" A PSA about distracted driving got to me so bad, that I cried for hours and vowed to never to do it ... [snip!] ... things into consideration. My sister, for one... shocks me on a daily basis with how mature she is.... but sadly, many aren't. "</blockquote>




Yup. You can't target everyone with one ad campaign.
I certainly got the message as did everyone I graduated with.
We did t have that ad campaign in the 80s (when my old ass was I. High school), but SOME of those messages were regularly present I our week to week. I think they were effective for many.
Those messages are needed to for those teens thinking that it may think its not so bad to be sloppy with BC.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Eh. There are PSAs against drunk driving and against texting and driving. It gets through to some."</blockquote>




Those are illegal and lead to death.



Not comparable to someone giving birth to their flesh and blood.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" I think it is bull shit. I know teen mothers that are amazing mothers and their children have actually been what made them turn their lives around. (Not including my mother.)"</blockquote>




Why bullshit? It's true.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" I think it is bull shit. I know teen ... [snip!] ... been what made them turn their lives around. (Not including my mother.)"</blockquote> Why bullshit? It's true."</blockquote>




It's true that teen mothers dump their children when their dads walk out?

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let ... [snip!] ... Why bullshit? It's true."</blockquote> It's true that teen mothers dump their children when their dads walk out?"</blockquote>



What are you talking about?
The posters don't say that. And statistics are usually true.
"What happens to me" is open for interpretation.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
9th Mar '13

As for the op, I think they speak the truth and shocking to look at, but ultimately ineffective on a large scale.
*MOST* teens are stupid and think they're invincible... They'll ultimately do what they want.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... talking about? The posters don't say that. And statistics are usually true. "What happens to me" is open for interpretation."


It's insinuating that they'll be dumped. This campaign isn't teaching anything, it's insinuating that Teen parents are stupid while using pictures of sad and upset babies to exploit that message. Teens are well aware of the statistics, exploiting sad babies isn't going to make that more prominent.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5942 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" It's insinuating that they'll be dumped. This campaign isn't teaching anything, it's insinuating that ... [snip!] ... exploit that message. Teens are well aware of the statistics, exploiting sad babies isn't going to make that more prominent. "


A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot of teens are stupid in general when it comes to adult issues, which is why having a baby as a teen isn't considered an ideal situation. A lot of teen fathers also dump the teen mothers, which is the point of the add. It's not ALL teens, but I believed that it's true for the large majority. Just look at the prison system. Research shows that most of them have no father in their lives, and this is just one area. Not to mention all the single mothers doing all they can to raise their kids on their own because the father split.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot of teens are stupid in general when it comes to adult issues, ... [snip!] ... one area. Not to mention all the single mothers doing all they can to raise their kids on their own because the father split."</blockquote>




This doesn't teach anything or deter anything. It just exploits crying babies and essentially insults everyone who is already pregnant or a teen mom.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5942 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" A lot of teen parents are stupid. A lot ... [snip!] ... or deter anything. It just exploits crying babies and essentially insults everyone who is already pregnant or a teen mom."


That's your opinion, but not a statement of fact. There is no way for you, or me for that matter, to know how many teens will be detered or more cautious when it comes to sex because of these adds that are based on factual statistics.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" As for the op, I think they speak the truth and shocking to look at, but ultimately ineffective on a ... [snip!] ... ineffective on a large scale. *MOST* teens are stupid and think they're invincible... They'll ultimately do what they want."


ding ding ding



"It will never happen to me."
"He won't leave me. We love each other. We've been through so much!"
"I won't need help."
"I can be a good mom. I used to babysit."




They're invincible. They have a hard time differentiating between what they expect and what will likely happen. They don't understand or believe statistics because statistics don't apply to them because they're always an exception.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7409 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Those statistics dont make themselves up. Are there teens that can rise above them, yes. But odds are not in their favor."


I agree....the MAJORITY of them, those ads are pretty true in my opinion!! They dont bother me at all, and I will tell my child the exact same thing once they start becoming sexually active. You play with fire, you can get burned. I'm not stupid, pretty sure my kids will be having sex in their teens, but I will def be explaining EVERYTHING that can happen to them if they choose to go down that path.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" That's your opinion, but not a statement of fact. There is no way for you, or me for that matter, to ... [snip!] ... many teens will be detered or more cautious when it comes to sex because of these adds that are based on factual statistics."</blockquote>




Generally when people share their opinion, it's because they think they're right, correct?