Sample Facebook Posting Guidelines
Facebook groups can be fantastic resources for student groups as a way to keep members up to date with group activities and to promote internal discussion. However, it may be necessary to have basic posting guidelines to ensure that no members of the group are alienated or go over the line with posts. The following is a basic example of group guidelines that can be utilized.
This facebook group for ___________ needs to be open for both formal and informal discussions, as well as acting as a functional tool and a group community. Some moderation will be necessary to facilitate that sense of community. The following guidelines will help ensure that this is a comfortable space for everyone:
--Discussions, posts, and comments may not include insults or slurs of any kind. Dialogue is key to progress and understanding between people of differing opinions, so long as it does not degenerate into insults or slurs. If this occurs, the poster will be warned and the comment/post deleted.
--No topics are off-limits for discussion, provided that discussions are kept civil. Admins reserve the right to delete posts or comments, with or without explanation.
--Posts should not be made to deliberately incite members of the group. Posts should ideally be productive towards facilitating discussion or of interest to the group as a whole.
These guidelines are only meant to maintain civility and are open to discussion and revision.