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Post Sary on Fri 23 Feb - 1:33

The last clip about fire prevention is very unsettling. That would be a most horrible painful way to die.
I think a lasting impression is left by showing the reality of death.
It may be frightening for children to watch,but it is an excellent means to educate and hopefully prevent avoidable harm/death.
I don't remember ever seeing public safety films like this when I was a child.
Perhaps they were thought to be too scary for American kids?
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Post Sary on Fri 23 Feb - 1:37



Too funny...Archie Bunker preaching about safety belts,with a stogie in his hand LOL 1
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Post Neon Knight on Sat 24 Feb - 12:14

@Sary wrote:The last clip about fire prevention is very unsettling.  That would be a most horrible painful way to die.
I think a lasting impression is left by showing the reality of death.

It may be frightening for children to watch, but it is an excellent means to educate and hopefully prevent avoidable harm/death.

I deliberately put the gutted house one last as it's the scariest. This is another by the same director - very sardonic:




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Post de Burgh on Tue 27 Feb - 15:01

At the very least, the PSAs get the message across and would make kids second guess themselves so they don't do anything that could cost them their lives. Better to show them a brutal consequence/reality that may come about than conveying something implicitly/subtly that they may overlook that could cost them in the long run.

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Post Neon Knight on Wed 28 Feb - 22:51

One from a later time:


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Post Sary on Fri 2 Mar - 0:53

I don't remember ever seeing any kind of safety films like these. It must be a British thing...very direct, no mincing words. The music and graphics make it scary.
Maybe it is too much for young children?
I can remember seeing commercials about the starving children in Africa, covered with flies...that made me sad.
And this one, the Native American crying about pollution.
Never anything unsettling,like these 1970's British safety films!


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Post Neon Knight on Thu 8 Mar - 21:52

Someone did a parody of Dark and Lonely Water. It's not bad Smile 1


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