Facebookers Changing Profile Pics to Cartoon Characters to Fight Child Abuse

December 4, 2010

Pages promoting the Childhood Cartoon Faces campaign encourage users to change their profile pictures to their favorite cartoon character for a good cause.
Have you been on Facebook lately and wondering why your friends and family are looking more like Homer Simpson or Wilma Flintstone?

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.

Anything that we (Advocates) can do to bring much needed attention in support of bringing awareness and major attention to Stopping Child Abuse is a major step in the right direction. Again, our children (whether biological or not) need us and we are their voices.  Stand up and be a voice, take a stance.
Thank you for your support and Advocacy.
Take care and STAY SAFE!
  1. December 4, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    LOL, I changed mine about 2 weeks ago….long before reading this.


  2. Ekaterina
    December 5, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    But how do I get to change mine to a cartoon character?

    • December 5, 2010 at 10:46 PM

      Just Google your character of choice, save to your computer and upload the photo as your profile picture on FB.

  3. raymond
    December 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    the rumour wasnt orignally supposed to have anything to do with child abuse but just evolved that way. shame loads of people have attached silly pedophile rumours to it – http://www.thatsnonsense.com/view.php?id=1124

    • December 5, 2010 at 10:50 PM

      I know but hey………as long as we were able to bring much needed awareness to stopping child abuse it was great advocacy. We can’t help that those people (who started rumors) tried to put a negative twist to it. I think that it was a great weekend of awareness to yet another epidemic that we have on our hands right here in the USA.

  4. Gabbi
    December 5, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Did you hear the group that’s asking everyone to change their profile
    picture to their favorite cartoon characters is actually a group of
    pedophiles! Their doing it because kids will accept their friend
    requests faster if they see a cartoon picture. It has nothing to do with stopping child abuse, It was on that tv show …that warns …
    you about internet frauds, plus tonight’s news

    • December 5, 2010 at 10:56 PM

      Gabby……….there will always be individuals that put a wild twist to any type of advocacy and if individuals actually read the posts by many FB users as to why they were changing their profile picture to a cartoon character they would have been able to put a “SQUASH” on the advocacy being put forth. Pedophiles are everywhere and no matter what picture is posted they will attempt to get to our children. And for that matter, parents should be “patrolling” their kids FB pages and educate them about accepting friendship from strangers and communication way prior to allowing them to even have a profile to begin with. Many of us advocates truly acted with deepest and sincere efforts to bring awareness to the epidemic of child abuse that must be addressed right here in the USA.

  5. zmeg swan
    December 5, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    this morning, monday dec 6 it sadend me to see that many of my friends on facebook had a post reguarding the cartoon movement, stating that it was orchistrated by a group of pedophiles. i do not believe this to be true, but would like clarification on the subject, if any body knows what t.v. progam broke the story or what sources it came from. it would be much appreciated if the innocence of this cartoon character profile picture movment was to be stoped from being covered in doubts

    • December 5, 2010 at 11:02 PM

      Advocates wanted to do something different to bring much needed awareness and education to the epidemic of child abuse right here in the US. There will always be idiots and pedophiles on FB along with rapists and abusers. Hence, it is imperative to be sure to monitor and take all safety precautions necessary when being online actively. Be Smart. I personally did not hear that it was organized by a group of pedophiles and I have many friends/followers in our groups and cause. Someone will spread a rumor and it spreads like wild fire. Again, if we were able to bring attention to this horrific crime then we accomplished our mission for a weekend. Monday morning……everyone can go back to their own pictures. Although…………even with a profile picture, you don’t know for sure if the picture in the profile is legit or not. Everyone just needs to be safe and smart!

  6. Becky
    December 5, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    where to get the cartoon pics?

    • December 5, 2010 at 11:03 PM

      Google your favorite character, switch to image and save to your computer and upload on FB.

  7. Monica Hall
    December 5, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    Anny this has been a fantastic campaign and would like to see it again in the future. Child abuse is an epidemic in the U.S. and any way to get the public involved. My twin niece was murdered over two years ago and we are still waiting for arrests. The Authorities need to do their jobs and the public needs to get their heads out of the sand and start protecting our children. They are our future. Whether the rumor is true or not remains to be proven but the result was a wonderful way of getting the issue of child abuse out there for the public to get involved. I personally found it very enjoyable seeing the support for our children using child hood cartoon characters. Juliette’s Auntie Monica from Justice for Juliette on Facebook.

  8. LHorne
    December 6, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Anny, thanks so much for this… I have been certainly touched by this campaign and have defended it to those who have not understood its necessity. There are those who did not understand that education and awareness was the motive behind this movement. They belittled and judged those that changed their profile pictures and stated that “nothing further would be done”. I for one want to make them out of liars. In the community that I live in if there is anything that I can do to help please let me know via email. I would love to see this campaign get the validity that it deserves so that children all over will know that there is indeed a “safe place”.

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