Covenant/Rules

At this time participation in Forum Discussions is limited to active children, youth, and their families at Plymouth Church. Registration and approval is required to participate.

Adult Message Board Covenant

As a member of this group, I agree to:

  • Post kind, encouraging, respectful content.
  • Post appropriate photos and videos that pertain to the group.
  • “Report” any posts that are offensive, inappropriate, or make me feel uncomfortable. 
  • Not share personal information such as my password, address, phone number, email address, etc. in this space.
  • Not arrange meet-ups with other adults or schedule playdates that are non-church-related in this space.
  • Conduct any kind of marketplace activity (e.g. selling/giving away old toys or clothing; promoting a music album; selling handcrafts; etc.) ONLY on the Marketplace thread. I can post no more than one time per month.

 

I understand that:

  • This group is for adults who have active children and youth who participate at Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse, NY.
  • All posts are public within the group and are NOT confidential. Everything I share can be seen by other adults within the group, Plymouth staff, and moderators. My children and youth will NOT have access to this group.
  • While this forum is for Plymouth Families, the discussion of topics not directly related to the people and programs at Plymouth are welcome and encouraged, with some exceptions. While general discussion of issues that may be considered political is acceptable, it should be kept civil, and endorsement of specific political candidates and officials is off-limits.
  • If I post any content that is deemed inappropriate, it will be removed from the message board and my account may be suspended or terminated. Depending on the severity of the inappropriate content, there is potential for legal consequences. Examples of inappropriate content include but are not limited to: illegal activity; cyberbullying; images depicting violence; hatred toward any person or group of people; the use of racial, gender-biased, homophobic, or transphobic slurs; swear/curse words; predatory behaviors (e.g. arranging meetings with children/youth, gift-giving, asking for personal information); and sexualized photos, videos, or comments.
  • If I report inappropriate or offensive content, I will not be punished or shamed and my identity will be kept confidential as much as possible. All NY State mandatory reporting laws will be followed.
  • Once the children in my household graduate from Plymouth’s Youth Group or if I am no longer part of the Plymouth community (whichever happens first), I will no longer have access to the Plymouth Family Message Board. 

 

Youth Message Board Covenant

 

As a member of this group, I agree to:

  • Be kind to, encourage, and help my peers. No put-downs, sarcasm, or mean jokes.
  • Post appropriate photos and videos that pertain to the group
  • “Report” a post and tell a trusted adult in my household or on staff at Plymouth right away if I come across any content that is offensive, inappropriate, or makes me feel uncomfortable.
  • Not share personal information such as my password, address, phone number, email address, etc. in this space.
  • Not arrange meet-ups with my peers that are non-church-related in this space. 
  • Report immediately to a trusted adult in my household or on staff at Plymouth if any adult attempts to arrange a meeting with me, offers me gifts, or makes me feel uncomfortable in any way.

 

I understand that:

  • This group is for active Plymouth Youth (grades 6-12) at Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse, NY. 
  • All posts are public within the group and are NOT confidential. Everything I share can be seen by my peers, adults in my household, adults in my peers’ households, Plymouth staff, and moderators.
  • If I post any content that is deemed inappropriate, it will be removed from the message board and my account may be suspended or terminated. Depending on the severity of the inappropriate content, there is potential for legal consequences. Examples of inappropriate content include cyberbullying, images depicting violence, hatred toward any person or group of people, swear words, and sexualized photos, videos, or comments.
  • If I report content that makes me uncomfortable, I will not be punished or shamed for reporting and my identity will be kept confidential as much as possible. All NY State mandatory reporting laws will be followed.
  • Once I graduate from Youth Group, I will no longer have access to the Youth Group Hangout.

 

Children’s Message Board Covenant

 

As a member of the Kids’ Corner, I promise to:

  • Be kind to, encourage, and help each other
  • Only share words, photos, and videos that are appropriate
  • Keep personal information like my password, address, phone number, or email address private and tell a grown-up if anyone asks me for this information. 
  • Tell my grown-ups right away if I see any posts that makes me feel uncomfortable, upset, scared, or hurt
  • Tell a grown-up right away if someone older than me tries to set up a meeting with me, offers me gifts, or makes me feel uncomfortable in any way.

 

I understand that:

  • This group is for Plymouth Children (grade 5 and younger) at Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse, NY.
  • Everything I share here can be seen by my friends, my grown-ups, my friends’ grown-ups, Plymouth staff, and moderators.
  • If I share inappropriate language, images, or emojis, the posts will be removed and I might not be allowed in the Kids’ Corner again. Inappropriate posts include any kind of bullying, violence, bad words, things that make me feel less safe, and pictures/videos that should be private for us.
  • If I tell a grown-up at my house or at church about something that I see that makes me feel uncomfortable, upset, scared, or hurt, I will not get in trouble and my name will be kept private as much as possible. 
  • Once I go into Youth Group, I will no longer have access to the Kids’ Corner.