I saw this posted on Facebook, “Change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same, until Monday, Dec. 6. There should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is for violence against children”. So I changed my FB profile picture and I reposted this. Why is child abuse becoming so rampant?
When I saw the video of Kelsey Smith-Briggs last year, I cannot help but cry. The video broke my heart. Poor little girl. It is sad that two of my neighbors, a 16 year old boy and a 13 year old girl, are on the same shoes as Kelsey Briggs, beaten by their own father and their step-mom. I do not interfere with my neighbors’ life but I could not bear anymore the sound of a big man’s fist on his children’s flesh and the children’s crying and agony because of too much pain. These made me lost my temper. So I broke my silence and together with my other neighbors we filed complaints against the ruthless father. He was detained for a night in the precinct. We were forced to withdraw the complaint because he promised that he will not lay his hands on his children ever and that he will change for good together with his wife. Yes, a happy ending for them but I hope and pray that this will not just remain as promise. To you, my neighbors, do not forget that we are watching you. The next time you lay your hands on your children, we will make sure that you will be rotten in jail.
This is one thing that kept me busy last week. I posted this not to be excused on my non-existence last week, but because I want you to know that you can do something to save children, your neighbors, relatives, friends or even your own children, from violence. STOP CHILD ABUSE!