Eradicating child abuse, one profile picture at a time

Changed your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon character recently to raise awareness about child abuse?  A post published today on Gawker’s ValleyWag blog shows us just how much of a difference we’re all making:

GAWKER: So, abuse any kids today?
CHILD ABUSER: Nope.
GAWKER: Why not?
CHILD ABUSER: It’s this cartoon thing. I guess I never realized people cared so much about child abuse that they would go to the trouble of changing their Facebook avatar for a day.
GAWKER: Actually they’re changing their profile pictures for the whole weekend.
CHILD ABUSER: Dear God…

Read the full post here.  Don’t forget to check out the cause’s Facebook page and change your profile picture to an image of Squidward.  Guilt-easing Facebook trends don’t come along just every day, and you don’t want to miss out before the next let’s-change-the-world meme takes hold.

1 Comment

  1. Good call Gawker. Maybe we are raising a superficial awareness of child abuse, but this stunt is probably making us more complacent, too. “Look how many of my friends know about child abuse!” we think. Cute, but irresponsible.

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