Here at Youth Central, we want our social media spaces (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr) to be safe places for young people to share comments, thoughts and ideas, view information, provide feedback and feel part of their community.
So these spaces are safe for everyone, we need to make sure that what is published is not potentially harmful for any member.
For this reason, we may remove any comments, posts, tweets, images, graphics, video or other material that contains the following:
- Disrespectful or derogatory remarks about any other member;
- Disrespectful or derogatory remarks about a Government department, Minister, or Victorian Public Service employee;
- Expletives or foul language;
- Details or graphic descriptions or depictions of harm to yourself or to others, or about suicide;
- Details, descriptions or depictions of illicit drugs or drug use;
- Sexually explicit material, nudity or pornography;
- Content that promotes violence or contains threats against others;
- Content that is racist, sexist, homophobic or in any way discriminates against others;
- Advertising material or personal contact details;
- Content that is likely to offend other members;
- Content that contains advice we believe is damaging or unhelpful to others.
If any content posted indicates risk of self-harm or harm to others, we may contact you and offer referral to Lifeline (13 11 14) or Kids Help Line (1800 55 1800) phone lines.
The Department of Human Services follows the Mindframe guidelines which can be found at http://www.mindframe-media.info/.
If you are feeling bullied, harassed or are at risk of harm or in need of immediate assistance, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or KidsHelpLine on 1800 55 1800.
For information about staying safe online, check out these resources:
- Youth Central Web & soical safety
- Facebook safety centre
- Twitter safety centre - Protecting your personal information
Youth Central's social media channels will be monitored during standard business hours, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday AEDST, excluding public holidays.