There is another meme on Facebook in support of a trigger. There are pictures of cartoon figures replacing profile photos left and right. Cartoons from the 80's and toons from the 90's are proving most popular. This move of profile images is intended for "awareness." It's also to "fight child abuse.” Resource for this article - Childhood cartoons on Facebook - Child abuse needs more than thiss by Money Blog Newz.
Facebook: change your profile to a cartoon character
When you have a Facebook page you've probably seen the following message the last couple of days, "Change your FB profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The goal? To not see a human face on FB. Join the fight against child abuse. Copy & paste to your status to invite your friends to do the same." Many people are taking their friends up on this movement, using childhood cartoons from the 80's and childhood cartoons from the 90's as their picture. Some that are used a lot are Pinky and also the Brain, Strawberry Shortcake, and Might Mouse.
Cartoons making more aware of child abuse
People have used Facebook pictures and profiles for awareness issues numerous times before. There is usually a certain topic that somebody is trying to make others aware of. Taking action is just as essential as being aware, and status updates typically don’t include these instructions. There isn’t any data on just how lots of people are changing their profile picture to take part in this cause, but from appearances, thousands if not millions are taking part in this cause.
What more to do
The issue of child abuse is a lot bigger and takes a lot more than memories of our own childhoods. There is a huge difference between being aware of something and taking action on something. If you post your picture of a cartoon but don’t make a change beyond that, all you are really doing is spreading awareness and making yourself feel good; which is good also. Spreading awareness to all is a good start, but there's more you need to do to actually be considered taking action. If you feel inclined to you are able to always donate to child abuse centers, but a free easy way to take more action is to include the National Child Abuse Hotline phone number as part of your status so people know where to call for help, 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Until you take real action, a childhood cartoon is just a picture, not advocacy.