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This Company Just Took Their Advertising Campaign To A Heartbreaking New Level

There are plenty of commercials out there that rely on shock value, and this one’s no different.

The folks over at Life Alert decided to ramp up their advertising efforts with a heartbreaking commercial that highlights the dangers of living alone in old age. This brand focuses on cutting down on that level of risk by providing elderly people who still want their independence with wearable devices that they can use to call emergency services.

Their newest advertisement makes the issue hard to ignore.

It’s important that elderly people take precautions to protect themselves if they live alone. The older, wiser people among us deserve their independence, but the ability to reach out for help in times of crisis is key.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/life-alert/

This Commercial’s Message Will Give You Nightmares, But It’s One You Should Hear

Public awareness ads can be a bit brutal, but then again, maybe scaring people is the only way to teach them. One of the most effective — and creepiest — ads circulating the Internet right now is the PSA below, which aims to raise awareness about how alcoholism affects children.

Featuring a cast of horrifying monsters, it highlights how scary the actions of adults can be to little kids, especially when their parents are under the influence.

While we may see drinking as harmless fun, to children, the lowered inhibitions of the adults they trust really makes them question their safety on an instinctive level. You may think you’re just having a good time, but to a child, drunken actions could bring them nothing but nightmares.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fragile-childhood/

This Vintage PSA About Electricity Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

Although the most recent Spider-Man movie will have you believe that getting shocked by high voltages of electricity will give you superpowers (and a creepy, robot-like Mike Tyson voice, apparently), the truth is, it will most likely kill you.

This idea seems like a no-brainer, but it wasn’t in England in 1989, as evidenced by this rather shocking PSA.

The best part about this PSA is that in addition to warning teenagers to stay out of electrical substations, it also warns power plant workers to build better fences. Seriously, though, how is this kid able to move the bar like that? Does he already have superpowers?