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An advertising campaign for BT Total Broadband has been given the green light after winning the approval of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

More than 20 complaints had been made over the TV commercial, which shows a young girl slamming her bedroom door on her mother.

A voice-over then states: "Unlike some broadband providers BT Total Broadband comes with parental controls as standard for as long as you want them, so you know your kids are protected."

Many of the complaints centred around the suggestion that the advert appeared to imply that the parental controls could protect children from all threats.

But an ASA spokesman said: "We considered that most viewers would not expect BT's Parental Controls software to protect their children from all online threats.

"We therefore concluded the ad was not misleading."

Another commercial relating to the telecom giant's business broadband service has also been cleared to air by the ASA after it was found the advert featuring gremlins - which were feared to be scary to young children - was "comedic rather than threatening".

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