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Social Media Policies

This policy governs the publication of and commentary on social media by users of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax’s social media sites. For the purposes of this policy, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including (but not limited to): blogs, wikis, social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax reserves the right to remove any posts from these sites that are contrary to our policy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax encourages the public to engage in our social media sites while being respectful of the work we do with young people in our community. To ensure the appropriate use of our sites, our guidelines are as follows:

 

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Protecting the privacy of the children we serve.

Be aware that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax‘s agency policy is to refer to children (Littles) by first name only, and this applies to social media platforms. Our policy is to gain approval from parents before posting photographs of Littles engaged in agency activities/events on websites or social media platforms. We do not tag photos of youth in our programs, and will only accept tags on photos after consideration on a case by case basis.



Don't divulge confidential information.

Confidential information should not be shared on our social media sites. Confidential information includes identifying information about program participants, families, donors, sponsors and volunteers.



Setting up Social Media.

Please do not create new social media sites for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax without agency consent.



Respect copyright laws.

It is critical that you show proper respect for the laws governing copyright and fair use or of copyrighted material owned by others, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax own copyrights and brands. You should never quote more than short excerpts of someone else's work, and always attribute such work to the original author/source. It is good general practice to link to others' work rather than reproduce it.
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