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Real Life Emoticons Are the Stuff of Nightmares

Real Life Emoticons Are the Stuff of Nightmares

Internet soldiers, here is something to stalk your thoughts during your next IM. A public awareness campaign by the Innocence in Danger Project wants children and their parents to be on the lookout for sexual predators when socializing on the internet. "Who's really chatting online with your child?" the posters ask. MESSAGE RECEIVED WE ARE TERRIFIED, INNOCENCE IN DANGER PROJECT!

The ad agency Rosapark designed the posters, citing a UNICEF statistic that 750,000 sexual predators lurk on the Internet continually in order to establish contact with children. Here is a peek of what they might look like, were they cobbled from human flesh and internet shorthand:

Even though SparkLife is a super safe community where it's hard to hide, it's good to remember that on other sites, people aren't so nice. Now go wash your eyes out with a puppy:

[via The Frisky / Gizmodo]

Topics: Life
Tags: nightmares, emoticons, trolls, internet safety, predators, public awareness campaigns, iming

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