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Penis Enlargement, Halloween Costumes, Viagra, Pet Collars… and UNICEF.org?

That’s the currnet blog spam roundup. The typical phentermine spam, casino/poker spam, viagra spam, and Halloween costume spam, plus lots of “Nice Site” spam, one comment spam from an SEO firm in Colorado, and of course Jill got caught by Akismet (again). But this time I see a blog comment spam from UNICEF.org. Is UNICEF really blog spamming their message these days? I hope not. That’s one quick way to tarnish a brand, no?

John Atkins | contact@unicef.org | http://the real unicef site/ | IP: 71.141.0.74

Whether tragic events touch your family personally or are brought into your home via newspapers and television, you can help children cope with the anxiety that violence, death, and disasters can cause.

Listening and talking to children about their concerns can reassure them that they will be safe. Start by encouraging them to discuss how they have been affected by what is happening around them. Even young children may have specific questions about tragedies. Children react to stress at their own developmental level.

The Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign offers these pointers for parents and other caregivers:

* Encourage children to ask questions. Listen to what they say. Provide comfort and assurance that address their specific fears. It’s okay to admit you can’t answer all of their questions.
* Talk on their level. Communicate with your children in a way they can understand. Don’t get too technical or complicated.
* Find out what frightens them. Encourage your children to talk about fears they may have. They may worry that someone will harm them at school or that someone will try to hurt you.
* Focus on the positive. Reinforce the fact that most people are kind and caring. Remind your child of the heroic actions taken by ordinary people to help victims of tragedy.
* Pay attention. Your children’s play and drawings may give you a glimpse into their questions or concerns. Ask them to tell you what is going on in the game or the picture. It’s an opportunity to clarify any misconceptions, answer questions, and give reassurance.
* Develop a plan. Establish a family emergency plan for the future, such as a meeting place where everyone should gather if something unexpected happens in your family or neighborhood. It can help you and your children feel safer.

If you are concerned about your child’s reaction to stress or trauma, call your physician or a community mental health center.

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10 Responses to “Penis Enlargement, Halloween Costumes, Viagra, Pet Collars… and UNICEF.org?”

  1. Jill Says:

    Wonder why it flags me as spam?

  2. john andrews Says:

    You may want to ask Matt, Jill.  http://akismet.com/contact/

  3. John Bell Says:

    Did this comment just show up against one of your posts? If so, which one? I am curious about how this happened……

  4. john andrews Says:

    John Bell - I de-akismeted it for historical preservation. It was posted against one of the SEO Secrets updates. You can see it there now.

    By the way, your own comment here was tagged as spam by Akismet (just like Jill, above. Hmmm…).

  5. Yuri Says:

    You know, I have received this spam as well (promtly detected by Akismet as well).

    I wanted to write to John on what kind of mistake he makes, but I thought it was a good thing to write about on the blog. Generally, this UNICEF spam was the reason to write this post on creating and promoting charity websites.

  6. Yuri Says:

    By the way, can you guess how many clicks it took to send an e-mail to the UNICEF Headquarters? It is pretty obnoxious for someone needing donations and contacts.

  7. Fint Says:

    Sorry to drum up old business…but the guy and email address mentioned in the article just registered at my website, http://forums.widescreenxp.net. The interesting thing I find and see is that the name is John Atkins — wasn’t that the name of the founder of the Atkins Diet, and if so, didn’t he die from head trauma after slipping on some ice outside his New York apartment a while ago??

    Food for thought.

  8. izle Says:

    he interesting thing I find and see is that the name is John Atkins — wasn’t that the name of the founder of the Atkins Diet, and if so, didn’t he die from head trauma after slipping on some ice outside his New York apartment a while ago??

  9. videoos Says:

    You may want to ask Matt, Jill.

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