Many of us will be responsible for running spaces or activities where children or vulnerable adults can be photographed, and these images shared on social media. This Explainer outlines some things we might want to think about to help us keep everyone safe.
Why do we need formal policies on photography and social media?
In previous Explainers, we’ve talked about the ways in which offenders seek to access victims. In an increasingly online world, photographs and information attached to them are one way in which offenders can find out about potential victims. They are also a way of creating openings for relationships built around pretended shared interests or needs that the offender can fulfil.
We have a responsibility to think about the way that images are created and how they are shared.