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Child Abuse Prevention Poster by kittybox Child Abuse Prevention Poster by kittybox
This is a poster for a Child abuse prevention advocacy group. I was ESPECIALLY proud of this photo (it's my teddy bear from when W was but a wee babe.) This won second place in the BOLI design award contest on Long Island (the entire campaign did, not just this one.)

My group and I had a bit of a see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil look to the poster and ads. I have one of the other ads up, not quite as good, but still decent.
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Creature218 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
this happened to me and though i'm in 6th grade this happens to me and i couldn't even do my homework without felling like being stabbed and i can't get over it
PurpleCow48 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Writer
This is fantastic. Use of a teddy bear, especially one that appears so small, emphasizes the innocence of the children that endure such a horrible crime. For me, as a lover of stuffed animals, this is particularly potent. The lighting is wonderful, especially how you have the hands as shadows in the background. Overall this is simply incredible. They should put this ad on a billboard or something.
ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This poster is emotional and caused a lump in my throat. My friend thinks I'm being child abused and I think she's right I get slapped every time she sees a scar on me because she thinks I pick at it but I don't want my mom to go to jail. This is so emotional I can see the pain of the many children around the world being abused, 5-6 of them dying each day.
And it is sad, when the monsters children are hiding from, are their own parents.:(You mean that, right?
Scriddles Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
It could also mean from other relatives or even family friends.
samridhi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
a nice concept,and a impressive depiction.
why don't you send this to 12th international concerned communicator award which is a print social advertising award in India.
there is no entry fee and you got a chance to win a US $ 11,000. you just have to send your entry along with filled entry form to for more details log on to

DreamlessLove Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I hope it's okay, but I wish to use this picture for an art project that I am doing on child abuse
You would get credit of course, just to let you know c:
Snapshot89 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I used this on my profile along with a few other deviations and a poem called "Daddy...It Hurts" that I read. Hope you don't mind.

If you want to see the poem it's located right below my favourites.
mysticMuses Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I have featured your work in this post - [link] :-):thumbsup:

Obviously, your work is linked back to this page. Please have a look at the post for your satisfaction. If there any kind of problems with me featuring your work, I'll remove your work from the post as soon as you ask me to, because I do not have any intentions of causing trouble to anyone. :-)

If you like the post, it would be great if you could share this post with your friends and leave a comment there! Thanks a lot! :-)
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow touching poster i feel the bear's pain
DarkFuryPhantom Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Wow! Really gets the point across!
catadescour Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your work has been featured in this news article: [link] by :icongothic-nyu: for :iconpreventchildabuse:. Congratulations. Great work!
Telepathicc Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Your work was featured here:


Thank you for posting.
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I have one question. I think child abuse is bad, but I also think, that a lot of times, the abuse is not planned beforehand, but done in moments of panic, anger or frustration, when the parent sees no other options and then-SMACK! I'm actually afraid to have children myself because I'm scared that one day my kids will go totally wild and push me to my wit's end and then-SMACK!

What advice do you have for parents who are at their wit's end? Not all parents are evil. Sometimes parents are just impossible to please or satisfy, and the kids simply give up trying and try to fill the void from some other source. Sometimes parents don't want to have children, but have children anyway because they feel that they have to. If we really want to reduce child abuse, we need to find out how to deal with parents who are impossible to please and help people understand that if you are a married couple, you are not REQUIRED to have children together.
Purplecherry5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Counseling. Anger Management. Help.

It's abuse when the parents want to
hurt. When they don't think about the pain it'll inflict really. When they don't want help.

People who have kids because they think they have to need to notice they don't. And adoption in there always too.
Child7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I think this is wonderful, it says it all.

RhayvenNite Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Child abuse is fucked up and fucks with your head.

And Shit - I've literally bitched people out and threatened to call security and 911 when I see this shit in stores. I dont want others turning out like me >.>
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
hey i would do the same

RhayvenNite Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know >_>

Child abusers and Child molesters are the kind of people that get shanked in the shower. They ARE the lowest of the fucking low and even hardened criminals wont take pity on their pathetic lives.
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
again i agree with you now then do you mind if i add u to my deviant watch?
RhayvenNite Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, go ahead :)
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i did thx for the watch
RhayvenNite Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YW <33
colleenxcatalina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Writer
This is beautiful! I started crying when I saw it.
loverz116 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
[link] featured! :heart:
RyuunoTaisho Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
A very great and touching poster. excellent work!
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Mental-IllnessClub Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Great poster! :clap:
Gwathiell Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aloha :wave:,

Your art has been featured in my journal : [link]

If you wish not to be featured, feel free to let me know. I'll remove your art from the journal without any problem.

la-la-not-listening Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I really like this poster as it doesn't have a crying sad child, its message is clear, it has feeling but it's not gruesome like some other posters/artwork on here.

Fantastic :D
Devyathe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
featured [link]
Chaobaby7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Very good, it also hit home to me as i found out something very sick today about some character called "pedobear", i felt physically ill that people can use a character thats really a child's toy for making humour out of such a tragic issue.:(
Lium13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
I am trying to start and anti-abuse myspace group, hopefully it will spread to other sites, but I was wondering if I could use this image on it? Full credit will be given to you of course, your deviantart name would be on it.
Please let me know.
swinginginair Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student
Great job!
kinseyluvsya123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
i was abused when i was little i was only 12 when i got pregnant with my fathers baby
DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:iconshockedplz: WHERE THE FUCK IS MY GUN?!!
gh0zt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
i have a similar project to make and i found your work great! well done!
lagunaoc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
awww ...
rizeljamn35 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
wow! =D
cccassseeyy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Dear God this is amazing!
ChaoofNee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Cripes, does that look professional...
Terydinho Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007   Interface Designer
Really nice advert but it kind of reminds me of Saatchi's NSPCC advert where the toys are covering their eyes to not see the pain etc...

Not suggesting you copied or anything but becuase of that it just lacks the extra punch for me.

Good shot.
richardbrady Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
I thought this one was great.... really powerful emotion in there.
Marchelo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
well done! thanx
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