These Abused Emojis Help Kids Talk About the Tough Stuff
Swedish nonprofit BRIS creates an emoji keyboard to help youngsters talk about abuse
Talking about traumatic experiences can be incredibly difficult, especially when it concerns forms of abuse. It can take years for a person to open up about how they have suffered, or even just having the courage to tell friends and loved ones that they’re upset. Swedish nonprofit BRIS has found a way to give people a way to show how they feel without having to spell it out: Abused Emojis.
Designed specifically to help children communicate what they’re feeling to adults in order to get help, Abused Emojis provides images that will quickly and efficiently explain when something is wrong. Rather than having to try and find the words to talk about what has occurred with triggering language, users can choose from a series of images to describe a number of situations and feelings.