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Raise Kids Right, or as it's been infamously nicknamed, "Are you part of the problem?", is a 2001 Aquarian PSA that aired during early June of that year. It quickly became notable for it's graphic imagery, as well as the channels it aired on being mainly for kids, such as ATV Kids and the Aquarian feed of Nickelodeon EKI. The PSA was made by a small charity called People Against Abusive Parents, which went out of business only 2 years later.

Summary

The 50-second PSA starts with an adult man yelling at his preteen son, who is curled up in a ball and crying. It then cuts to a scene where the son goes into his father's closet and discovers a gun. He stuffs it in his backpack on the way to school and then opens fire in the middle of the classroom. While we don't actually see anyone get shot, we do see blood splatter on a desk. The last 10 seconds have a black screen with changing text as gunshots continue in the background. The text says "People with abusive parents are more likely to commit acts of violence.", and is changed 5 seconds later to the infamous "Are you a part of the problem?" screen, with the paap.aq link in the bottom left and the PAAP phone number in the bottom right corner. The PSA then ends.

Controversy

Only 2 days after the PSA's premiere, people began to criticize the PSA for it's graphic content and the channels it aired on. Boycotts were held against ATV Kids and Nickelodeon for airing the PSA, as well as the PAAP. 8 days later, the PSA was pulled from Nickelodeon, and a day later, ATV Kids pulled it as well. Even though the PSA was no longer airing on TV, people still boycotted the PAAP for making the ad, and in 2003, the People Against Abusive Parents shut down due to less money being donated to the charity.

Legacy

After the PSA was pulled, it was lost for 17 years. During this time, it was the source for many creepypastas online. In 2007, an image surfaced online of the final screen with the text. However, it wouldn't be until February 5, 2018 that the PSA was found when VidSpacer Scott Hopkins uploaded a VHS recording of a Nickelodeon commercial break from June 6, 2001 in between two episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants in which the ad aired. When asked about it, Scott says he "wasn't aware of how truly rare it was".

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