Community Guidelines

We want everyone to enjoy interacting with Channel 5 and each other on social media. So we’ve developed these Community Guidelines to help you understand what content and comments you can share on pages under the Channel 5 umbrella.

These Guidelines are designed to help keep you safe and encourage respectful behaviour whilst still allowing you to voice your opinions, share your experiences and raise awareness of topics that are important to you.

Please stick to the Guidelines. If you don’t, we may take action to remove your posts and prevent you from posting on our social media pages in future. Please see the Terms of Use for more detailed information.

  1. Don’t post comments that are illegal in any way. This includes comments which might infringe copyright, harass, incite hatred or be in contempt of court.
  2. Don’t attack or offend other users or encourage activities which could endanger anyone’s safety.
  3. Submissions which are harmful, offensive, defamatory, harassing, threatening, abusive, or hateful or otherwise degrading or intimidating of any individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or disability, defamatory of any person or otherwise offensive or illegal will not be tolerated.
  4. Swear words or other offensive language should not be used; our pages are open to everyone including children.
  5. Do not impersonate someone else and be careful to keep your password safe. Do not include your own or anyone else’s contact details (phone numbers, postal or email addresses).
  6. All posts must be written in English. Posts which are not written in English may not be understood by the moderators and could therefore be breaking one of the other rules.
  7. Do not link to other websites if they are unsuitable in any way (taste, decency, copyright etc.) or use our social media pages to advertise or promote anything.
  8. ‘Spam’ (i.e. comments containing the same message posted multiple times) is not allowed.
  9. Comments should not be off-topic for that particular discussion.
  10. Harassment will not be tolerated. This includes repeatedly posting abusive or threatening comments about individual users or people who work for Channel 5.