Join #Ashamed Chat Thursday

by Robyn Wright on February 15, 2012

in Living

twitter ChatPlease join in Thursday night on Twitter for the #Ashamed chat. The purpose of this chat is to protest the Strong 4 Life billboards in Georgia that are trying to shame children into better health. At the last chat over 23 million impressions were made in just one hour showing how many of us feel strongly against these billboards and the idea behind it. You may not be in Georgia, but this is important to all children and we need to stand up against this type of campaign now before it spreads. It is not that we don’t want children to be healthy, but making this children feel shame is not the path that will help them.

Hashtag: #Ashamed

When: Thursday, February 16, 2012  8:00 – 9:00 pm Central

Where: Twitter

RSVP: http://www.mamavation.com/2012/02/ashamed-chat-thursday-216-9pm-est.html

There are several prizes available during the chat also.

Please join me and so many other wonderful folks in fighting for the children and spread the word to your friends and family also. Share on Twitter, Facebook, G+, wherever you hang out to spread the word!

© 2012, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

  • Ape2016

    I have heard about this campaign and I feel like they took the wrong tack.  Yes, it sucks to be made fun of or unhealthy, but I hate that they promote the idea that your appearance has anything to do with your self-worth.

  • tannawings

    You betcha I will be there I was at the last one- this thing with embarrassing kids HAS TO STOP!

  • http://moonswordschamber.blogspot.com/ nik

    I think Grey Advertising Atlanta and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are just fine with the controversy, because they are getting more attention paid to the ads. At least that’s what is implied by one of the copywriters on the campaign.
    It’s too bad because the info on the website is helpful, including the Quick Tips. Honestly though I think the money would be better spent on initiating programs like Yoga or Meditation in grade schools, to get kids in early practice of positive ways to treat their bodies and minds.

  • Judy B

    I missed the twitter chat, but understand what you mean. I don’t understand why there are people at the helm of making these kinds of decisions that clearly don’t understand the best ways to get messages across. I see it a lot in health messages and they should know better if they have any education about education at all. It diabetes and stop smoking education, they are still trying to use the tired old fear message to try and scare people into change; even though research has shown that is the least effective way to promote change. God knows we already have too much shame to deal with. Shame is not a good thing..

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