A new social media campaign known as Childhood Cartoon Faces hopes to raise awareness of violence against children by encouraging Facebook users to ditch traditional pictures in favor of the cartoon images.
“Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same,” said the Campaign to End Violence Against Children, a Facebook page.
“Until Monday [Dec. 6], there should be no human faces on Facebook but an invasion of memories,” the group also writes, meaning your friends’ pages should go back to normal by the start of the workweek.
This action is a collective effort to end or at least put a dent in ending child abuse for this weekend. We have an epidemic in this country and our people need/must recognize the absolute need of awareness and prevention.
We always ask individuals, groups and Advocates to go the extra mile in their Advocacy, this is just one more way of making a viral impact on the matter-at-hand. It is simple and meaningful to change your profile picture for such a worthy and much needed eye-opener to many. The thought of “it will never happen to my child (children) or in my community is the farthest from the truth. Victimization can happen to anyone – but it our jobs as adults to keep our little ones best interest and safety always first. They need our voices – be a voice.
Anny Jacoby will be participating in the local Chapel Hill, NC initiative for the prevention of child sexual abuse. Invited by the Executive Director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA from a list of local leaders, Jacoby will be participating to initiate the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program and Prevent Now! model, a combined community effort which will assist in promoting a sustainable and accountable prevention initiative, which will help better protect all children in the community.
According to leaders from the YMCA:
“One of the most proactive and pragmatic approaches to diminishing child sexual abuse is the education of responsible adults. Imagine a community where adults are actively working together to change a cultural norm – from one where child sexual abuse is shrouded in fear and denial and children are easy targets, to one where every child is better protected throughout the community. Now is the time for our community to be intentional and steadfast in our protective behaviors so that all children can grow up healthy and whole.”
The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Amity United Methodist Church which is located at825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27156.
Past participants of Prevent Now! meetings have found it to be an incredibly valuable experience.
Anny Jacoby is an outspoken advocate for child safety, focusing on prevention by personal safety training through both Project Safe Girls and The Realistic Female Self-Defense Company, where she offers training to females of all ages. Jacoby strongly feels education and awareness should be taught early and expanded through the community through organizations, schools and families.
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