New Emojis Give Kids a Unique Language to Speak Out Against Abuse

Featuring images of abuse, alcohol use, and self-harm, Abused Emoji offers children a means to express their complex realities.

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Love them or hate them, emojis have become one of the most widely used pseudo-languages of our smartphone-based world. From sex to racial diversity, emojis have grown and adapted to fit the needs of those digital natives for whom a picture might very well be worth a thousand words. And for some children, emojis may soon become a powerful tool to express ideas and emotions too complex and overwhelming to put into words.

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