Technology, and especially ICT –Information and Communications Technology- are changing the world we live in. In the last few decades, we have witnessed the fastest technological revolution ever. How is this related to the world of international volunteering? The new channels of communication, and the technology that they require to function, represent a huge opportunity
Unfortunately, it has been widely demonstrated that international volunteering, along with other forms of travel and tourism, increases the risk of sexual abuse and harassment for children and young people in developing countries. Orphanages and children’s homes face the highest risk, due to the proximity between children and volunteers.