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Doesn’t sharing a photo for #SponsorSelfieDay of my sponsored child online violate their privacy?

Last Updated: September 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Be assured that sharing a photo online of your sponsored child meets Compassion’s guidelines for publicly sharing information about the children in our program.

Children’s personal information and photographs have different classifications of privacy: information regarding addresses and hometowns are classified but photos and names are fine to share publicly.

We ask supporters to avoid sharing sensitive child information (like whether a child is an orphan, was abandoned or has a certain medical issue), but you should feel free to share the child’s photo, name and your personal sponsorship story. We love to hear your stories, and it is such an encouragement to other supporters as well.