Your children or grandchildren are being targeted. These are the dangers they face:
- Showing condom advertisements at times when most children watch TV is priming them for teenage sex. This is wrong and harmful.
- Condom campaigns don’t protect teenagers. Promoting condoms over the past 20 years has proved to be ineffective in reducing abortion, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV among teens.
- We have shamefully high rates of teenage STIs and abortions, leaving our children with long-term physical and mental health problems. For example, the rate of chlamydia, which can cause infertility in girls, doubled among 16–19 year olds between 2000 and 2008.
- Condoms create a false sense of security among teenagers. Studies show that greater access to contraceptives and abortion leads to increased risk-taking behaviour among some teenagers.
- Children watch TV. They talk about TV. They copy behaviour on TV. They want what’s on TV. Please support our campaign to stop TV condom adverts.
- order copies of SPUC's new flyer "Protect children against condom TV adverts" (sample image) The flyer's reverse side contains a mini-petition, as well as suggestions for other ways to support SPUC's campaign.
- order copies of our full-length petition to Ofcom, the official regulator for broadcast advertising (sample image)
- read (and order copies of) SPUC's briefing on condom TV adverts. Among other things, this will help you write to your MP about the issue.
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by telephone to (020) 7091 7091
- by post to SPUC HQ, 3 Whitacre Mews, Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AB.
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