In this year’s Cardboard Kids campaign, Childsafe distributed 76,000 of
the 2-foot-high cutouts representing the abused children among us.
Don’t forget to take a photo of it, and then share via social media
using #cardboardkidsSA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to bring
awareness about child abuse.
Students from Stacey Junior/Senior High and Lackland Elementary have been busy creating their kids. ChildSafe reports that In 2015, there were 4,941 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in Bexar County. And while that number is staggering, it’s just as shocking to learn that only 1 in 10 sexually abused children ever makes an outcry, meaning thousands more children in and around San Antonio are victims of abuse, typically by someone the child knows, loves, and trusts. To bring awareness to this incredibly urgent issue, ChildSafe created the Cardboard Kids Campaign. Cardboard Kids are 2-foot tall cardboard figures shaped like children that represent one of the thousands of children that are abused and neglected at the hands of adults in our community each year. The reveal date is April 6th and if you happen to see one around SA, take a picture of it and help raise awareness by posting it on your social media. #cardboardskidsSA