World Vision takes precautions to protect children’s images and information when sharing online. These are regularly reviewed and strengthened.
World Vision guides sponsors on how to share safely online
World Vision leaves it to sponsors to figure out how to connect and share online
World Vision teaches children in programme areas to take engaging, yet safe, videos and photos and shares them with sponsors
By not sharing personal details or last names
By ensuring that images are appropriate for sharing, in terms of clothing, pose and any information they contain
By never posting any pictures of or information about children
Whenever possible, by prohibiting children from accessing the internet
Whenever possible, by taking the time to talk with children about what is or is not safe online behaviour
Engage respectfully and safely online, being aware of cross-cultural sensitivities
Advocate for education in the safe use of the internet for everyone
Support laws that are safer for children on the internet and law enforcement that is stricter against cybercrimes, globally
Try and send them the money
Message and support them, but don’t send any financial assistance
Refer them to a charity who might be able to help, or if you are already supporting a charity, call the Supporter Helpline to inform them.
Does the photo show my best side?
Is there information here that could be used by identity thieves?
Who can see this (privacy settings)?