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Facebook Page Rules

Our Aims:

 Provide reliable and timely information to be shared across the school community

 To stimulate interest and participation in Harris Academy

 Solicit feedback on the activities of the Parent Council in order that they can support the day to day running of the school

The Facebook Page is an open public page, so anyone can view it, whether they have a Facebook account or not.

Whilst social media is a part of our lives, and an excellent form of fast communication, we also recognize it poses certain risks. As a result, we have produced the following guidelines, which apply to all users of the Harris Academy Parent Council Facebook Page.

The guidelines make it clear the standards we expect and will adhere to. In the main these standards are common sense and apply to how you would conduct your everyday business by using sound judgment, common sense and respect.

Please be aware that it is your personal choice whether or not you engage in social media activity and you have personal accountability for anything you say online. Please also remember that often things written cannot always be removed, can spread extremely quickly and be reused elsewhere.  Please be aware that anything you post on a public site, may be used and viewed in a disciplinary/legal context.

Harris Academy Parent Council - Facebook Guidelines

Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree. Excessive name calling, profanity, fighting words, discriminatory epithets, sexual harassment, bullying, gruesome language or the like, will not be tolerated. We will remove any posts that we deem to be unfit for public viewing without warning. We will also remove & block fans from our page if repetitive offences of the abusive behavior occur.

Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relevant to the community and contribute to the dialogue. We reserve the right to remove content that is off-topic, out of context, spam, promotional or links to third party sites.

Don’t post any photographs identifying individuals to the page.

Don’t make false or defamatory statements about any person or organization;

Don’t post material which is offensive, obscene, criminally discriminatory, derogatory or may cause embarrassment to us, our families or our school staff;

Don’t post confidential information about us or any of our school staff or families (which you do not have express authority to disseminate); or any other statement which is likely to create any liability (whether criminal or civil, and whether for you or us); or material in breach of copyright or other intellectual property rights, or which invades the privacy of any person.

Don’t do anything that breaks the law.

Don’t use this page for formal complaints. There is a place for personal complaints, concerns or ideas from families. If you are a parent or carer and have a personal complaint about the school, please contact the appropriate staff member at the school.

We will remove content posted to our Facebook page that violates these guidelines.