Thanks to a brilliant online campaign by LG called Give It a Ponder, videos featuring James Lipton’s famous beard are making kids think twice about sexting and other inappropriate phone communication. The campaign’s message is that “it’s always good to ponder before you text.” Different PSA-style commercials address sexting, texting cruel rumors, forwarding gossip, and even passing on texts to Twitter or Facebook, as shown below.
There are plenty of opportunities to overshare through texting or social networking sites. Share these videos with your kids for a funny take on the very real and dangerous consequences of oversharing.
What do you think of the Give It a Ponder videos? Do you think they’re effective in showing the dangers of oversharing online or via text?