I suppose the caveat would be that what actually happens may be
*broader* than the policy suggests, if anything (eg deleting personal
information on a pre-emptive basis)

On the English Wikipedia, see also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Protecting_children%27s_privacy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Guidance_for_younger_editors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Advice_for_parents

In addition to the English Wikipedia policy, note that there's
versions on four other wikis, as well. Catalan notes that theirs was
"adaptat de l'anglesa i de Commons", so probably close in general
content, and judging by the dates on them I suspect the others had a
similar source, but you may want to check this.

The Commons policy is at:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Child_protection

- also adapted from enwiki but marked as 'proposed'.

There's a policy also marked as "proposed" on meta, dating from 2010;
however, as it quotes the terms of service, I think we can reasonably
conclude that the content does have the force of policy despite this
tag :-)

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Child_protection

The Wikimedia-wide terms of use were formally codified in 2012 (there
had been ToU before then, but they mostly dealt with copyright issues)
and do include relevant material in Section 4. But I know this has
been a topic raised on many occasions well before 2010-2012...

Andrew.

On 23 May 2014 18:34, George William Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On May 23, 2014, at 10:09 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 23 May 2014 13:05, Wil Sinclair <w...@wllm.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Is the following a full statement of Wikipedia's Child Protection
>>> Policy, reflecting all responsibilities that the Wikipedia community
>>> and the Wikimedia Foundation have taken on to protect children in all
>>> of the projects they are involved with and/or sponsor?
>>>
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Child_protection
>>>
>>> Are there any other *published* policies of WP or the WMF pertaining
>>> to child protection that I might have missed?
>>>
>>> I know that this is a very politically charged issue in the WP
>>> community. I'd appreciate a high light:heat ratio if anyone has
>>> comments beyond links to current policy statements.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> ,Wil
>>
>>
>> English Wikipedia policy:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Child_protection
>>
>> The existence of a 'formalized' policy has been a topic of heated debate
>> since its creation, although there is some truth that its original form
>> more or less documented existing practice at the time.
>>
>> Risker/Anne
>
> Right.
>
> I can guarantee you that the policy more or less as written will be 
> implemented by most senior experienced admins.  It documented existing very 
> poorly publicized informal practice in that regard.
>
> There is and has been much controversy as to whether it's good, fair, 
> reasonable, appropriate.
>
> As with the responding to threats of harm essay (originally responding to 
> threats of suicide, now expanded), there were considerable theory based top 
> down discussions that did not resolve, followed by someone documenting what 
> was actually being done most of the time and that settling is as precedent.
>
> This is perhaps not the best process.  However, even in the absence of total 
> community support on these issues, admins and arbcom and senior community 
> members will act to protect individual people and the community and 
> encyclopedia and foundation.  It seems to be agreed that documenting usual 
> parameters for that, so people understand the usual responses, was a net 
> positive.
>
>
> -george william herbert
> george.herb...@gmail.com
>
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