Acceptable behaviour and use of social media

Social media is an important way to provide information and engage with the community on the work of the Royal Commission. These guidelines outline acceptable behaviour and use of social media when engaging with the Royal Commission on social media.

We encourage discussion, but we will delete any inappropriate posts/tweets/comments including those which are abusive, defamatory or a breach of your or others’ privacy.

When contributing your views on social media, it is important that you protect your personal privacy.

You should think carefully before disclosing personal information and you should not name individuals – either as perpetrators, abusers or victims.

When engaging with the Royal Commission on social media it is important that you:

  • Post material that is relevant to the issues currently being discussed.
  • Do not impersonate or falsely represent any other person or organisation.
  • Do not post material or use language that is offensive, defamatory or unlawful.
  • Do not post multiple versions of the same information (spam).
  • Do not promote commercial interests.
Users who continually engage in behaviour that breaches these guidelines will be blocked from accessing the Royal Commission’s social media accounts.
Current as at February 2015.