A Lakewood Menahel posed a question to the Roshei Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoha regarding the use a Hashomrim Cards. The Hashomrim Card series is a collectible set of trading cards marketed towards children to teach them abut the dangers of technology, specifically smartphones.
The cards raised controversy as they depict smartphone users in a very demeaning manner with grotesque caricatures of frum adults using smartphones.
The Roshei Yeshiva concurred those who are against the cards, writing in their letter that while the cards are spreading awareness about a good cause (i.e the dangers of technology) the method being used is not in good spirit and as such they cannot stand behind the cards.
Here are samples of two of the Hashomrim Cards: