Confronting NZ sex education ad praised online

The New Zealand government has been praised for a cheeky, new commercial urging young people not to rely on porn for sex education. 

The ad, which was released by the country’s "Keep It Real Online", features two naked porn stars named Sue and Derek.

It begins with the pair ringing a woman’s doorbell before introducing themselves to the shocked mum wearing her bathrobe and carrying a tea. 

"We're here because your son just looked us up online – you know, to watch us," they tell the mum, Sandra, who appears surprised by the new information. 

The ad, which was recently released by the country’s "Keep It Real Online", features two naked porn stars named Sue and Derek. Source: Facebook

"You know, on his laptop, iPad, PlayStation, his phone, your phone, smart TV projector. Anyway, we usually perform for adults but your son's just a kid."

The pair tell Sandra that her son "may not know how relationships work".

"We don't even talk about consent, do we? No, we just get straight to it," Sue says.

"And I'd never act like that in real life," Derek adds.

Sandra beckons her son to come to the door, and he soon appears, absolutely stunned at their two visitors. 

"It sounds like it's time to have a talk about the difference between what you see online and real-life relationships. No judgement," a bewildered Sandra says before the commercial ends.

The candid chat has been praised as a "brilliant initiative" online, gaining thousands of views and comments on Facebook.

"This is great! It’s not only youngsters that need to have a discussion," one woman said. 

"Omg. This is the best ad I have ever seen. What an incredible way to deal with this issue. I love it!" another person chimed in. 

"NZ stop (or don’t) being so perfect in every aspect imaginable," one man said, joining hundreds others in their praise of New Zealand.

"Keep It Real Online" provides education tools to families about pornography, sex, relationships, online bullying and online grooming. 

Sandra beckons her son to come to the door, and he soon appears, absolutely stunned at their two visitors. Source: Facebook

"There are lots of benefits for children and young people online, but they can also be targets of crime and exploitation. It is important to educate children and help them develop online safety skills so they can navigate the internet in a safe, happy and healthy way," their website reads.

The campaign is led by the Department of Internal Affairs and was developed with the Office of Film and Literature Classification, Netsafe and the Ministry of Education. 

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