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Changing Facebook Picture To Cartoon: Did You Change Your Facebook Picture?

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Changing Facebook Picture To Cartoon A Hoax?

Millions of people have been changing their Facebook picture to cartoons in order to stand up to child abuse and violence. Even though rumors have come out in Facebook cartoon profile pic news that the whole Facebook cartoon is a fraud or hoax, cartoon characters can still be seen all over Facebook. Did you change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon?

While some chnaged their Facebook picture to a cartoon in support of ending child abuse, others will argue that this is nothing more than online child predators trying to gain access to our kids. Their theory is that children with Facebook accounts are more likely to accept friend requests from people with cartoon Facebook profile pics.

Regardless of what theory you believe, did you change your Facebook picture to a cartoon character?

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Mary Fischer is the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where she laughs at how life has changed since her son entered the picture. She has been featured in The New York Times and CNN.com. Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, she dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT.

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0 thoughts on “Changing Facebook Picture To Cartoon: Did You Change Your Facebook Picture?

  1. Jazmin says:

    I did but after hearing about that I returned it to my original facebook profile picture.

  2. Jeff says:

    If I had to take a guess, I would say most child predators like to lay low, and don’t start international campaigns on facebook to gain access to children. Also, why do children young enough to be attracted to cartoons have their own, unmonitored facebook???

  3. Jessica says:

    I agree anyone young enough to be attracted to cartoon characters should not be on the computer period. Let alone on a massive social network that spans the globe. There is no way that a child predator would start this up it draws way to much attention to what they are trying to do to our kids.

  4. amanda says:

    what child that is young enough to attract pedophiles is too old to have parental supervision on the internet, especially after the jessie slaughter incident?

  5. JV says:

    no i didnot change my profile photo, it’s just stu
    pid and silly.

  6. Penny says:

    You have to be 13 to get a facebook account anyway…but what gets me is; how can changing your profile picture really help with child abuse anyway? it’s as helpful has those stupid ‘Chain Emails’ people send with ‘Angels’. Lame & pointless :

  7. clint patrix leones says:

    agree

  8. dj says:

    Facebook should add extra security to prevent children not have a FB account.

  9. Carrie Ann, Garland Texas says:

    i wil not change my cartoon, I will support Ending violence against children and I will shout it from the rooftops that it must stop. These are our children and our future childern that are being hurt and damaged in ways that will only kee…p causing violence. Parents stand up and protect your kids, we as humans must stand up and fight for those who are too young to fight for themselves. You see or hear abuse, report it. Protect these children the the future of all children to come. We have to stand together to end this and if posting my cartoon takes a shot at it i will proudly show Sassy Smurf permanently. It takes one person to make a difference and just think if all us as one person stands up what a difference we can make.

  10. vee says:

    i did this but as soon as i heard that the rumors i quickly changed it back weather it was a rumor or not thats discusting! i cant believe people these days, disappointment-____-

  11. Rosie Revolt says:

    I changed mine and I’m leaving it as such. I fully agree with everything Jeff had to say so I won’t reiterate it. However, I would like to point out that the whole pretense was to change the pictures for AWARENESS. I’m pretty sure nobody really thought that if they post a cartoon picture it would end child abuse. How many people talk crap about wearing pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, or the yellow ones for the troops? It’s the same idea. We all know these things are not going to magically disappear but it’s the thought that counts.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I agree. Whether they have a cartoon or not, child preditors will most likely have a different picture up anyways so noone knows what the look like. And young kids now just want to have lots of friends. If the kids were allowed to have a facebook account they should judge if they want to be friends with a total stranger. Just let your kids know that they should know who they are accepting friends and block their profile so noone can see who they are until they become friends.

  13. Stephanie says:

    And as far as what the cartoon being a profile picture means anyways. Why wear wristbands that support breast cancer? or Austism? or Aids? It just means that you believe that this COULD make a difference to someone. This COULD make someone think next time in walking for breast cancer. Walking doesn’t cure it but it makes you aware of it. Same with this. I have a picture of Mrs. Jetson from the Jetsons and I am keeping it there until i find another picture i want to put up. But I also support the reason behind it. it makes someone think twice about watching a child become abused vs just sitting there and not doing anything.

  14. Christina says:

    Did anyone take into account that maybe they are targeting ADULTS with profiles with pics of their children? Alot of people don’t put what where they live but all it takes is a google search to find anyone. Pedofiles see your city and state, type in your name and voila… they know where you live. I’m not taking any chances with my child’s safety. It may just be a rumor that it was pedofiles who started it, but I changed mine back to my pic because I’m not going to support a false campaign that may have been started by a pedofile.

  15. Michelle says:

    If you go to the Facebook page that started this http://www.facebook.com/pages/Campaign-To-End-Violence-Against-Children-Childhood-Cartoon-Faces/165381953497707?v=wall there are links to the left of the page where you can make donations to legitimate organizations that help fight child abuse, such as http://www.childhelp.org, http://www.stopitnow.org, http://www.childwelfare.gov, etc. Also see http://ablestmage.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/did-pedophiles-start-the-facebook-profile-cartoon-trend/

  16. Sandra says:

    Seriously… what does my profile picture have to do with this.. I thought and think it still an amazing thing to see all the cartoon pictures on facebooks for people’s profile. Children who would be drawn to cartoon should not have a unmonitored facebook account. I think what it was suppossed to do was raise awareness for Child Abuse and I think it did… Look at the people that did.

  17. Michelle says:

    Use your Google people! That’s all it takes, in most cases, to find out if something like this is legit!

  18. Frank says:

    Christina is absolutely right! People talk about being protective of their children and most wouldn’t let them talk to a stranger, yet they post pics of their homes, pics and ages of their kids, where they live, every detail about what they’re doing, where they’re going, and so many other details for the world to see. Is it really smart to post where you live, how old your children, what days and hours you work, where you work, when you are going to be away from home, and other information like that? Think before you post… for your safety and for your childrens’ safety!!!

  19. Steven says:

    I’m 28 and I still enjoy a good cartoon, people. Quit age-discriminating against cartoon watchers!

  20. MarQuetta says:

    NO I DIDN’T CHANGE MY PIC AND WILL NOT. THIS WAS FOR AWARNESS AND IS GOOD AND IF IT WAS NOT TRUE I STILL SUPPORTED WHAT I FELT WAS TRUE AND THAT WAS TO SUPPORT THE CHILDREN YOU CAN’T BE TARGETED UNLESS THAT PERSON IS YOUR FRIEND ON FACEBOOK SO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE ON YOUR FACE BOOK YOUR REALLY KNOW AND IF NOT DELETE ALL THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW

  21. Korinne says:

    I changed mine to a cartoon because the way I saw it, a pedophile who is lookin for people would see cartoon faces instead of people faces. I also think it did raise awareness because people asked me why the cartoon pic and just explaining it to them raised awareness. This new stuff about it being a hoax doesn’t work for me because I’m not more likely to add a person with a cartoon pic. I don’t add people unless I’m positive I know them.

  22. MarQuetta says:

    WHY ARE SOME OF YOU LETTING OTHER CHANGE YOUR MIND ON WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN REALLY ARE YOU THAT WEAK MINDED

  23. emotionsickness says:

    yeah but its not just kids that can add people, its their parents and alike…some whom are foolish enough to but theiroown details online and the number kids they got and what age they are etc.. some people will add a cartton profile pic or accept one, just to find out who it is, and in that time the perp could already have their personal details…

  24. AQILAH says:

    HECK NAW! I DIDNT IF IT IS NOT WITH A GOVERNMENT SIGHT TO DO THIS, I WOULDNT TOO MANY OF OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING LURED INTO CHILD PREDATORS TRAPS… FOLKS NEED TO THINK BEFORE DOING STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS

  25. Lucy says:

    I did.. But after hearing that pedophiles started it i changed my picture.

  26. Gibbo says:

    I got that message and changed my picture, i do not remember it stating anywhere in that message that it was from the NSPCC? it is a message posted by a parent as others have said to promote awareness, why does everyone automatically assume it has to be the work of a pedophile as soon as something they dont understand happens?

  27. Mr Philips says:

    If governments spent half the money they spent on arms, on protecting children, there wouldn’t be so much paedo filth on the net.
    Why aren’t kids getting better protection from governments? Because its too expensive.

  28. ShowOfHands says:

    I changed mine. I did it to show SUPPORT for the cause, like changing your profile to reflect your favorite sports team for the week. You don’t expect it to have any affect on their winning. The message was just, and amongst my FB friends, it created a solidarity towards an ideal. Besides, it was fun reminiscing about a time when life was less… complicated.

  29. Sumer says:

    First I don’t have kids online with Facebook accounts. I have two in high school. They see their friends in school 5 days a week. They are major texters but limit their time online. As for the changing the facebook pictures to cartoons for child abuse. I realize just by changing your picture isn’t going to Stop child abuse; IF it were that simple! I think it brings awareness; attention! We love our children; all children! I would have done it again to show Support!

  30. Christina says:

    Children shouldnt have facebook pages anyways

    http://www.patiostar.com/

  31. Karen says:

    It’s just like anything else that runs the cycle thru facebook. I already had a cartoon picture posted as my profile pic anyways…a Charlie Brown Christmas one. BUT what about the one the gals were doing that was a secret from the men on where they like to put their purses. If you had kids on your friend list that didn’t know what was going on & they saw that so & so ‘likes it on the kitchen table’, you know darn well what they’re going to think & that it’s what they wanted people to think, so in my opinion, that was pretty stupid. And no, I didn’t participate in that one….

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