New Facebook Meme Does Nothing to Help Anyone
We're getting annoyed by this new Facebook meme where all our friends are changing their photos to cartoon characters as an anti-child abuse awareness ploy. Not because we now know some of our friends loved Smurfette, but because it's an entirely pointless circle jerk that does nothing to actually help abused kids.
With all the power that social media has, is this what we're reduced to? Swapping out a photo but doing nothing else about real children who are getting abused each day? No links to a hotline to report abuse. No way to donate money or time. No information on how to spot abuse or where to get help if you need it.
This is how the world ends - not with a bang but with people posting pictures of He Man and Care Bears instead of actually helping other human beings.