How to set community guidelines

If you’re setting up a Facebook page or group, or any kind of discussion forum, it’s useful to have ground rules that everyone can agree to.

You can add community guidelines to your Facebook page in your ‘Notes’ tab. Or you can add the rules to your website and have a link to them from your discussion platform.

Feel free to adapt these guidelines for your own use, but try and keep them friendly and encouraging – we don’t want to scare nervous members off!

Community guidelines

Welcome to the UNISON page. Here’s where we share news, organising tips and experiences, interesting stories, and latest member benefits.

If you have an issue at work, please call us on 0800 0857 857 – we’re open 6am-midnight on weekdays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Or contact us online

We want you to tell us what’s on your mind, but if it falls into any of the categories below, we’ll have to remove it:

  • We do not allow graphic, obscene, racist or discriminatory comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame or libel anyone or any organisation.
  • We encourage conversation and debate on this page but we ask that you keep the discussion respectful so that everyone feels able to participate. Any personal attacks will be removed.
  • We do not allow third party solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
  • We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
  • You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
  • Also, the appearance of external links on this page does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of UNISON or our members.
  • We want to keep our Facebook page an open forum, but we’re also a friendly group, so please keep comments and wall posts clean. Be aware that your comments could be seen and reported elsewhere.
  • Always check your employer’s social media code of conduct.

Now that all that is out of the way, let’s get to know each other. Post, share and let’s talk about how we can be stronger together!