Facebook Cartoon Profile Pics Putting A Face On Child Abuse
It is amazing what advancing technology allows computer gurus to accomplish and how easy computers make communicating with one another. Social Networking has spread like a wildfire and everyone who is anyone is part of the Facebook phenomenon. Facebook is a social networking service that allows users to communicate with millions of other active Facebook users. Facebook is responsible for putting in contact lost friends, family and co-workers around the world. Since first launching in 2004, Facebook has reached the half way mark to reaching 1 billion active users and is expected to do so in the next year or so.
Facebook is not only used for socializing, it is also used by millions of businesses to reach a large viewing audience at once. Advertisers are sometimes more successful advertising on Facebook, than they are on television. Even aiding organizations are looking to spread awareness using social networking and are quite successful at it. This week, Facebook users will be changing their profile picture to represent a favorite cartoon character they remember as a child. The purpose behind this trend is to bring awareness to child abuse.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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