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Against Debt adverts on Kids TV? Sign This

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Easy Mon 20-Jun-05 20:37:02

Sorry If this has already been posted up. I agree with this campaign, do you?

" Debt adverts on childrens' television channels, especially for secured loans, are a disgrace. The TV channels responsible should immediately stop showing them.

Sign the petition here

Children’s TV channels are advertising high-interest loans aimed at families that find it hard to get cheaper credit, and with the possibility of losing their house. Nearly a third of children are repeating the slogans, and a tenth actually pester parents into getting such loans.

One Mother's Quote: "My partner wants to buy a car. My eldest son (age 8) pipes up "go to Yes Car Credit, as anyone can get a car off them". I said "oh yes, and what exactly should we use to pay them back?" and he said "don't worry, they make sure it's an affordable monthly payment".

Easy Mon 20-Jun-05 20:38:46

Meant to say, this is from Money Saving Expert .com, ita a reputable site, set up by the guy who does money advice on Radio 2.

The link takes you to his site, where you can read more about the campaign.

marthamoo Mon 20-Jun-05 20:54:49

My FIL emailed this to me today and I was going to link it on here too.

I do think those ads are abhorrent - the message they are giving our children is so insidious. You're already in debt or you can't afford something - never mind - you can have the money for that new car/holiday anyway. Taking out a loan with one of those companies is a millstone you're going to have round your neck for life

Good on you, easy, for beating me to it!

Btw, moneysavingexpert is dh's favourite site - it's his MN (sad old sod that he is!)

charliecat Mon 20-Jun-05 20:57:08

A woman at nursery said her 4 years old told her, in woolies, after shedd said she couldnt have a toy..are you short of money...well yes...are you a homeowner...yes...well if you dial ** you can get a loan from 5-15 thousand pounds

tamum Mon 20-Jun-05 20:57:36

Excellent, thanks Easy, I find this appalling too.

Hausfrau Mon 20-Jun-05 21:06:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

uwila Mon 20-Jun-05 21:18:16


GeorginaA Mon 20-Jun-05 21:19:42

Signed it. Now can we just have a petition to ban the incessant crap overpriced toy ads, the junk food ads and that damn Muzzy advert with the very bad accents: "yes, that's French they're speaking and no, these children aren't French". Really? I'd never have guessed... ARGH!

ScrewballMuppet Mon 20-Jun-05 21:28:04


vickiyumyum Mon 20-Jun-05 21:32:26

signed, just hope it works!

Easy Tue 21-Jun-05 10:16:20


Caligula Tue 21-Jun-05 10:20:30


lunachic Tue 21-Jun-05 10:22:24


morocco Tue 21-Jun-05 23:17:31


tbh I'm against debt advertising at all - can't stand the 'can't really afford a new holiday, oh well, why not borrow money at 50% interest and risk losing your house, but at least the neighbours will be jealous of your tan' ads - usury

HellyBelly Wed 22-Jun-05 09:58:45


Morocco - couldn't agree more!!!

Satine Thu 23-Jun-05 20:24:26

Signed - this is a real step in the right direction but if I were Supreme Ruler of the World all advertising aimed at kids would be banned too. (Litter droppers would be made to do hard labour and women who can't manoeuvre their enormous 4x4s would be ridiculed on TV as well but don't get me started......)

morocco Thu 23-Jun-05 23:23:06

how exciting someone agrees with me - thanks hellybelly

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