This FREE Facebook community is a place for home educating families to connect, share tips, questions, answers, advice, make friends, and most importantly, support each other on our home education journeys.

 

I know that reading through a bunch of rules for a Facebook group probably isn’t high on the list of things you wanted to do today. But it’s important to have a few rules in place so that everyone in the group feels safe and respected and so that the group can continue to grow. After all, we’re all here for the same reason!

 

 

Admins

 

Victoria Maus is the creator of the group and blogs about home education at The Home Education Diaries

 

 

By being a part of this community, you are agreeing to the rules listed below:

 

This group is for parents and carers on a home education journey.

It is not a place for tutors, journalists (unless they home educate!), educational companies or others who seek to solely to sell products to the members.

 

You are not permitted to share any information with anyone outside of the group without permission, including screenshots.

 

If you block any of the group’s admins, you will be removed from the group.

 

Please do not PM the admins of the group for 1:1 advice.

However, if you’d like the group’s advice anonymously, admin can post on your behalf.

 

No self-promotion or spam.

Definition of self-promotion:

  • selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events, programs, promoting your webinar or event, even if they are offered for free
  • posting a link to your OWN website or Facebook Group
  • posting affiliate links… ever
  • posting your own content in the group and not in a specific (and relevant) thread. This includes posting links to surveys or creating surveys in the group, posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them AND posting “free” offers
  • contacting members by private message to sell or promote anything. If you notice this kind of behaviour, please report it to admin immediately (ideally with a screenshot of the message).

 

You can, however, post your link to your website, group, FB page, webinar, survey, offer and social profiles on Fridays in a designated thread. I, as admin, may break this rule and promote something if I feel it is of service to the group. I reserve that right as it is my group and community.

 

MLM (multi-level marketing)/network marketing recruitment or selling will not be tolerated.

You will be removed the group and so will your posts. Not sure why? Read this.

 

This is not a place to discuss religion-based home education.

There are plenty of other groups for that.

 

Please search the group before asking questions!

Chances are, especially if you’re new to home ed, someone has asked the same question before. You’ll save yourself, and admin, time if you have a look.

 

Start new topics in your own posts

 

Rather than starting a thread on someone else’s post, start your own. It just makes it easier for group members and admin to see your post and reply.

 

Avoid private messaging

 

The purpose of the group is to help each other, private messages undermine that ethos.

 

Posts that are off-topic (not related to home education or parenting) may be removed at the discretion of admin.

 

Be patient in waiting for a response to your posts

We’re all home educators who are incredibly busy!

 

There will be zero tolerance for any form of bullying.

 

Members should report any bullying to admin immediately, preferably with a screenshot.

 

Avoid making negative comments about someone’s grammatical or spelling errors

 

No bashing of any home education methods, routines or resources

There’s no need to order to “prove” that some other methods, routines or resources are better than others. You can definitely share what is working for you, but don’t be rude about what others are choosing to do.

 

No school bashing!

Be mindful that some parents choose to send some of their children to school, or opt for a flexi-schooling approach. Yes, some of us have had negative experiences with school, but don’t generalise.

 

 

MEMBERS BREAKING THESE RULES CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP WITHOUT WARNING. THIS IS AT THE ADMINS DISCRETION, SO PLEASE FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THESE RULES.

 

 

Disclaimer

This group is based in England, and as such it is advised that you check the legality of information in your region. Admin and group members are not responsible for the outcome of following any advice within this group. Members do so at their own discretion. What works for one home educating family will not necessarily work for another as our children are all wonderfully different!