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December 6, 2010 / Candice

So you think you want to prevent child abuse, facebook?

Over the weekend I noticed a lot of people were changing their facebook profile pictures. Usually that means some silly meme has been started by someone and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to bring about some sort of change. This weekend’s meme?

Change your profile picture to one of your favorite cartoon characters and ask your friends to do the same. The point of the game? To have no human faces on Facebook only childhood memories by Monday to fight child abuse. Copy and paste to spread the word

Last night on facebook I said: “FYI: Changing your profile pic on FB to an image of a cartoon for a day or a week or a year won’t stop child abuse. Love Always, A Realist.” Of course, now people think I’m a bad person, but to be honest, I don’t care. Reality is, changing your facebook picture does nothing, I repeat, NOTHING to fight child abuse!

My friend, and fellow Jason Lewis lover, Lindsey suggested: “If someone wants to help stop child abuse how about donate to a shelter, volunteer at a shelter or children’s hospital. Don’t change your picture and expect fairies to come out of the sky and make everyone safe!

That is the root of my argument. DO SOMETHING! Changing your profile picture on facebook doesn’t do a damn thing.

Now, if you really want to do something effective, and most of you don’t, you just want to make yourselves feel better by changing your picture, here’s a list of charities that actually do what you wish changing your profile picture did. Now get out your credit card, checkbook or volunteer and get to helping, in a real way.

Amigos For Kids

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota


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  1. jody messenger / Feb 11 2011 7:50 pm

    BINGO! and bingo was his namo. Im glad some 1 other than me feels that way. Maybe im normal after all. Way to tell it like it is!

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