Social Media Behaviour Guidelines

BCEC Social Media

Our social media platforms are family friendly and suitable for all ages, and we reserve the right not to publish, or to take down any comments that are deemed to be unlawful, offensive, defamatory or which may otherwise cause damage to our reputation or bring it into disrepute.

These guidelines apply to all participants (public or otherwise) on our social media platforms to ensure fair and respectful interaction between members of the general public, and between the public and the platform host.

Advice and Guidance for the Public

  • Always be polite and respectful of people’s opinions, especially when discussions get heated.
  • Do not post content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening or discriminatory to an individual, brand or organisation.
  • Do not swear or use profanities.
  • Do not post comments that you would not say directly to another person and consider how others may react before you post.
  • Show proper consideration for other people’s privacy.
  • Respect other’s intellectual property including trademarked names and slogans.
  • Make sure you have permission to post copyright items, properly attribute the work to the copyright owner where required, and never use someone else’s work as if it were your own. If unsure who might own an item of content it is better not to post the content.
  • Being fair and respectful means:
    • not swearing or using profanities;
    • avoiding negative descriptions of personal characteristics, culture or beliefs that are irrelevant or derogatory; and
    • avoiding content that may be viewed by diverse audiences as inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory or defamatory.
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