COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY FOR
THE THAMES VALLEY CIRCUIT


  1. The Thames Valley Circuit of the Methodist Church endorses and will follow the clear guidelines set by the Methodist Connexion in its detailed document "Social Media Guidelines".
  2. In the Thames Valley Circuit a summary version is available either on local Methodist Church Safeguarding notice boards or from the Circuit Safeguarding Officer.
  3. The Thames Valley Circuit will do its best to ensure all forms of communication are professional, polite and respectful. This includes respect for confidentiality (as appropriate) and for the views of others.
  4. The Thames Valley Circuit will make aware to people the issues and dangers of cyber bullying (abusive communication via the internet, smart phones, etc.)
  5. The Thames Valley Circuit will seek to provide adequate, non-judgemental support for anyone who feels they are or have been a victim of bullying or intimidation via social media.