Whatsapp group bio and ground rules

You can make small edits to the bio and ground rules to suit your audience, but you must include the disclaimer at the end:

Welcome to Smartphone Free Childhood! This group is a place of community and solidarity for parents who want to hold off on giving our kids smartphones. We know it can be a divisive issue, and we're not judging anyone who's given their child a smartphone - we’ve all been put in an impossible situation by the tech companies and we need to come together to show the world that something needs to be done. These groups aim to provide a supportive environment where members can exchange ideas, resources, and strategies to foster healthy relationships with technology in their communities.

Our website: https://smartphonefreechildhood.co.uk
Follow us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartphonefreechildhood

To find all the local WhatsApp groups: LINK TREE HERE IF YOU HAVE ONE

Group Rules

- Be kind and inclusive: Please treat everyone with respect. We are all here to support each other in navigating the challenges of raising children in a digital age

- No hate speech or bullying: Degrading comments, personal attacks, or any form of bullying will not be tolerated

No promotions or spam

Respect everyone's privacy: We value mutual trust. What's shared in the group should stay in the group. Please refrain from sharing personal information or conversations outside of this group without consent

Focus on solutions: Let's keep the discussions focused on finding solutions and sharing helpful tips and resources about how to hold off on giving kids smartphones

Avoid spreading fear or negativity

- Respect diverse perspectives: We understand that different families have different approaches to smartphone usage and screen time. Please keep debate respectful and constructive

Admin rights: The admins of Smartphone Free Childhood WhatsApp groups reserve the right to remove users who do not adhere to these rules. Persistent violation of the guidelines may result in removal without prior warning. Our primary aim is to maintain a safe and supportive environment for all members

Disclaimer (must be included in all bios)

- Smartphone Free Childhood international groups are independent, self-governing and self-organising

- The views contained in Smartphone Free Childhood WhatsApp groups are not necessarily those of the organisers

- Smartphone Free Childhood does not endorse any action by these independent groups

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