“Cool or not cool?”
Oh wait, on second thought, no not cool, not at all.
But this nude photo is kind of cool:
Naked Burt Reynolds + a bear = ???
Well I’m flummoxed, but see if you can figure this one out.
(I’m afraid to look at the video myself, cause I’m very easily influenced. Like, this bit is why I smoke Winstons to this day…)
“Pressuring Someone for Nude Pics. Cool or Not Cool? Teens Can Now Create Talking Avatar Videos to Answer the Question. Only Two Weeks for Teens to Enter That’s Not Cool Summer T-Shirt Giveaway
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2011 – How would you feel about getting asked for a nude picture of yourself and how would you feel if you were pressured to do so?
These questions and more are posed in a new online application by the That’s Not Cool initiative to educate teens about digital dating abuse. There are only two weeks left for teens to enter and have a chance to get a That’s Not Cool T-shirt if they create and post a talking avatar that addresses how they feel about pressuring or being pressured for nude pics.
That’s Not Cool launched the new speaking avatar tool that allows teens to “Have Your Say” when it comes to relationship abuse. After watching an animated video addressing digital dating abuse, users create a personalized character and voice to respond to the question posed in the video: “Pressuring Someone for Nude Pics, Cool or Not Cool?” That’s Not Cool uses text-to-speech technology that enables the teen-created character to speak the answer to the question in a voice style each teen selects. Each unique video entry can be posted and shared on www.thatsnotcool.com.
“This new tool is a personal and fun way for teens to engage in this important issue and talk about what is and isn’t cool in their relationships,” said Futures Without Violence Director of Public Communications Brian O’Connor. “It’s a way to get a dialogue going about an issue that many young people will confront.”
“While teens often recognize the signs of physical abuse, digital abuse has many gray areas and its dangers are often minimized. This new application will further engage teens and give them a fun and comfortable way to draw the connection between the digital infractions they are experiencing and abuse,” said Ad Council President and CEO Peggy Conlon.
Each teen who participates has a chance to receive a free That’s Not Cool T-shirt. Until August 31st, the campaign will give away 10 T-shirts per week to the first 10 users who make “Have Your Say” Avatar videos. Visit www.thatsnotcool.com for promotion details and to create your own avatar!
On it goes, after the jump.