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Author:  delenda [ Tue May 07, 2013 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Non-ED Advertisements

Found an advertisement you just had to share but don't know where to put it because it doesn't pertain to eating disorders or body image?

Stick it here.

Author:  chickadee [ Tue May 07, 2013 12:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Non-ED Advertisements

So perhaps some of you have seen this floating around facebook or whatever over the past few days, but:

This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See

The link is to a short clip on how it works- but basically, anyone over a certain height {that of an average 10 year old} sees one ad, but anyone who is that height or below sees a phone number and a message about abuse and how there is help {it specifically says, "If someone is hurting you, call us and we'll help you" + phone number}.

How do you feel about this?

As someone who did PR at a non-profit that worked with families with kids, many of whom were experiencing abuse {despite the fact that we were for adults with kids or kids we were the regional center for abuse therapy for kids} I think this is brilliant. Sure there is flaws, but the truth of the matter is if an adult is with a child whom they are abusing and they see an ad for abuse with a help phone number for the kid to call that adult is going to do everything in his/her power to steer the kid clear of that message. The way the ad looks to adults it blends in, and you would easily walk past it with your kid, stop at that bus station where the poster is and wait for the bus, etc which would give the kid access to seeing the hopeful message.

As I said, there's flaws. But I love that technology is being used in a positive way that can contribute to the steps forward we as society need to take to lessen abuse.

Author:  vanillaa [ Tue May 07, 2013 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Non-ED Advertisements

^ I think that's a pretty cool idea. I like it.

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