Here are a few simple guidelines on chat room/group etiquette recommended by various internet sites to help ensure the smooth-running and ongoing benefit of the chat room/group for all those involved. (These apply to our Facebook page, and our Facebook and Yahoo groups)
1. This is an open group, everyone will have access to any personal information you may post.
2.Never write a message entirely in upper case – this is the equivalent of shouting. (Silent shouting could sound appealing – but resist!)
3.Remember – this group is for discussing pleasant issues related to home education and for supporting fellow home educators. (i.e. allthe yummy stuff we’re doing)
4.If your message is of a more personal nature – contact the person directly do not use a public forum.
5.Never write a message when you are angry. (Go have a nice cup of tea instead)
6.Please don’t use the group to make critical or derogatory remarks (sure you wouldn’t anyway!)