ChildSafe Dos and Don’ts

The ChildSafe Guidelines for School Visits

Our travel products will never visit schools, disrupting and potentially harming their education. Our guidelines help you explain the situation to your clients and how to safely and appropriately support childhood education:

  • DON’T:
    o Enter or disrupt schools or classrooms with children present
    o Approach children entering or leaving school
    o Give donations / gifts directly to students or teachers
    o Photograph children and/or share those photos on social media
  • DO
    o Educate travelers about harms of directly interacting with children
    o Prepare to answer questions about volunteering in schools
    o Support appropriate vocational training businesses / schools

These tips have been adapted from the Child Welfare in the Travel Industry Guidelines, available at: https://thinkchildsafe.org/travel-industry-2/
For more information or guidance, visit https://thinkchildsafe.org/childsafe-alliance/ or email ChildSafe at info@thinkchildsafe.org