Some situations are just too hard to put into words even if you're the most eloquent person on the planet. So just imagine how tough it is for kids in troubled homes to tell someone, anyone, what they're going through. A Swedish non-profit for children's rights called BRIS believes one way to get them to open up is through emoticons -- that's why the organization has created a special set for them called "Abused Emoji." At first glance, they look like the usual light-hearted, sometimes silly, smileys you see on phones or computers, but a closer inspection will reveal some rather disquieting details.
(WARNING: The image and video below the fold show representations of child abuse in emoji form.)