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?
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.

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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