Abuse is difficult to talk about for anyone — especially kids.
BRIS, a Swedish non-profit organization which runs a helpline for kids and teens, is introducing a way for kids to express their feelings and talk about their issues without putting them into actual words.
That is, by using emojis.
Children today are already used to expressing many of their feeling this way — from feeling happy to being surprised.
"A complex reality demands a complex set of symbols," BRIS' website explain.
"The Abused Emojis makes it possible for kids and young people to talk about situations where they felt bad or wrongly treated without having to put words on the situation."
There are 15 Abused Emojis in total — from dark thoughts to being physically abused — and they can be downloaded for Free from the iTunes Store.
"If you're being badly treated, it's really important that you tell somebody" the kids in the video below tell us. "Asking for help is nothing to ever feel ashamed of."
If a kid has trouble verbalizing a traumatic experience, this gives them another way to communicate.
Watch the entire video below.
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