Child Protection Policy
World Vision Malaysia upholds children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Every person who shares in the work of World Vision Malaysia – including staff, volunteers, contractors, and supporters – also shares in the responsibility to take every precaution to protect the children and families we serve.
Sharing Information Online
As you browse through the website, you will notice that we release only limited information about the children. We do not share family names, village names, or other information that will reveal the exact location of sponsored children.
You may share about your sponsored child with your family and friends on social media, but please do not post content that reveals your sponsored child’s family name, sponsorship ID, home address or school name/address. Please also ensure that the media content shared is not tagged to the child’s exact location, and that all measures are taken to prevent electronic copying of photos and videos.
Children have the right to be completely protected from the fear or any potential abuse (either physical or emotional) resulting from inappropriate contact by a sponsor or other persons.
As such, World Vision discourages direct, unmonitored communication with your sponsored child or family without World Vision’s knowledge. This includes telephone calls, emails, social media communication or unplanned visits to see your sponsored child.
Your privacy and security are equally important to us, and sponsored children and families are discouraged from contacting you without World Vision’s knowledge as well. This is to protect you from being solicited to meet needs beyond your commitment as a sponsor. Please report to World Vision immediately if you receive such contact.
We take potential misuse of child photographs on the web very seriously. Children and their families must be assured that World Vision is protecting the integrity of the information about themselves that they've given to us, including photographs. Privacy also demands that children, their families and communities be shielded from any potential inappropriate contact from sponsors or other persons.
Please protect your sponsored children’s privacy by taking steps to prevent others from downloading, copying, or replicating photos and videos you share on digital media. One step you can take is to watermark your photos before sharing them online.
The lives of children, their families, and members of their community should be represented with accuracy and dignity. We consider the children we work with as our partners, working with us to help bring holistic transformation to communities living in poverty and transforming the hearts of beneficiaries and donors alike. We seek the full, informed consent of parents, guardians, and/or community leaders for a child's participation in our child sponsorship programme.
Please ensure that photos and videos shared by you are appropriate and your sponsored child is adequately clothed and portrayed with dignity.
We appreciate your support and understanding in protecting the privacy and safety of your sponsored child. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.