Planet Youth Blue Mountains Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines for Social Media and Social Website Content

Planet Youth Blue Mountains social media channels and any social content our website are spaces to continue our work in supporting practices that prevent and minimise the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. In order to ensure this is a safe and accommodating place for all users we ask you to adhere to the following guidelines for interacting with our community:

Keep it Civil: Please be courteous and respectful at all times. Use respectful language and understand that others may have an opinion or belief that is different from yours.
Protect your privacy: Please don’t post personal information that you would not be comfortable sharing with a stranger. We recommend that you don’t post any unnecessary information about yourself or anyone else, such as addresses, email addresses, or phone numbers.
Don’t be offensive or resemble a ‘Troll’: Please ensure you do not post remarks that could be considered as racist, sexist, rude, defamatory, obscene, offensive, discriminatory or as attacking others.
Keep it legal: Do not post anything that is illegal in any way.
Protect copyright: Please do not post material to the page that infringes the intellectual property rights of others.
No Spamming: Do not spam our social media channels, or post or upload promotional material.
Social Media platforms have rules too: So please don’t post anything which breaches the community standards of the platforms. Facebook standards can be found here:

We reserve the right to hide or delete any posts that:
• Are abusive, offensive, illegal, profane, or incite hatred; or which are defamatory towards a person, entity, belief, or symbol (including using your personal beliefs or religion to invalidate the opinions of others).
• Are malicious, personally attack, put down, or troll another community member.
• Contain confidential, factually incorrect, or otherwise inappropriate content.
• Contain graphic detail, or other descriptions which may be harmful or triggering to others.
• Violate any law or infringe any intellectual property right of another person.
• Sell or promote any goods or services, or other commercial, political or other ventures.
• Do not comply with these guidelines, or with the community standards, Terms of Use or rules and policies of the platform.

We will make the decision whether a particular post falls into any of the categories above and we reserve the right to hide or delete any post, or to permanently ban users who breach our community guidelines.

Our social media channels are monitored from Monday-Friday, however if you see anything that violates our guidelines please send us a private message to report it.

When visiting or commenting on our social media pages you are bound by the terms and conditions of use of the platform. Please review the legal policies of Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter for further information. We are not responsible, liable for and do not endorse the privacy practices of Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter or any linked websites. Your use of these sites or any linked websites is at your own risk.

To get involved and find out more about Planet Youth Blue Mountains, please contact us. You can also sign up for Planet Youth Blue Mountains News emails and jump on our socials.

Planet Youth Blue Mountains is an Alcohol and Drug Foundation funded initiative that is being implemented by the Local Drug Action Team in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council and Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) and supported by local schools, community members and a number of community services including Platform Youth Services, Ted Noffs Foundation, Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, Stronger Families Alliance, Belong Blue Mountains, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Blue Mountains Women’s Health & Resource Centre, Catholic Care, Uniting, TAFE Blue Mountains and the NSW Department of Education.

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