Use of Internet resources for Children who have Access to Internet

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Hi - I have an idea AND question(s) :) I know my compassion child has access to internet. First, can I give her an email address for corresponding with me (she is english-speaking, and a teenager). Second, could I record a video of my family telling her hello, save it to a private youtube channel, and send her the link address in a letter? It would be okay with me if staff are present to view the video as well, to ensure content is appropriate (I mean, I know it would be, but I understand concerns). I think we could be leveraging the use of the internet more in English speaking areas with cheap, easy access (e.g., India).
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Sonja Weeks Oswalt

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First, let me say that I love how you all are thinking creatively about interacting with your sponsored child in more personable ways! That's awesome! :)

Second, We don't see anything wrong with it as you have presented it. We would view the video to make sure it is appropriate and this would be one-way communication (meaning that we cannot expect the child to send a video or any response to your video in the letters or otherwise). Also, we can't promise translation of the video, which should be fine for an English-speaking teenager. Lastly, we can't promise that your child will be able to see the video. However, I'm super excited for your child if he/she is able to see such a special video!