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New Zealand government features nude ‘porn actors’ in web safety ads.

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The scene of the ad is out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult – film actors turn up naked at the front door of a stunned mother to tell her: “Hiya … your son’s been watching us online.”

This sudden appearance of a smiling but nude Sue and Derek (porn stars) has become something of a sensation as part of an unusual series of television ads by the New Zealand government about internet safety for young people.

According to a 2019 report, it has been revealed that underaged New Zealander’s use the Internet as their first and primary tool to learn about sex – and a third of the most pornography clips viewed in the country depicted non-consensual activities.

The series also includes videos that talk about cyberbullying, grooming by pedophiles, and the ease of children’s access to violent content- encourage parents to “stay cool, calm and collected” when starting difficult conversations with their children about online issues and cyber-related news.

Hilary Ngan Kee, a spokesperson for the advertising agency Motion sickness, said in a statement, “Parents should feel confident when dealing with these issues … at the end of the day, they’re the best person to keep their child safe”. He further adds, “You don’t need to have all the answers, but supporting your chief and giving that ‘adult’ guidance as they navigate the choppy waters of the online world will really make a difference”.

This is not the first time New Zealand’s government had commissioned advertising using humor to send a serious message. The link to the above-mentioned video is given below.