Social Media Engagement Policy

Thank you for following Forward Together. Our social media pages and web properties are run in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). We participate in social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok) to give parents and young people supportive communities as they connect with one another and develop healthy relationships. Our pages share evidence-based research on the importance of connection, and give helpful advice on how adults and youth can start and sustain strong, healthy relationships – often directly from Colorado parents and youth.

We do our best to respond to comments and messages submitted to this page. However, if you have a specific question about connected relationships, or feedback for the page moderators, please visit this page, or send an email to forwardtogetherco@gmail.com

Comment and Response Policy

The following applies to the social media channels for all Forward Together pages. 

Disclaimer

Posted comments and images do not necessarily represent the views of CDPHE or CDHS. External links on this site do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of CDPHE or CDHS. While we encourage fans to share thoughts and opinions on this page, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner.

Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our profile.

Therefore, a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Nudity or inappropriate exposure
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product
  • Comments that infringe on copyrights
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • Other comments that the CDPHE/CDHS Social Media team deems inappropriate

All links posted as comments on CDPHE/CDHS posts will be reviewed and may be deleted or hidden if deemed inappropriate.

Repeated violations of the CDPHE/CDHS comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from the CDPHE/CDHS page.

We understand that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every inappropriate comment right away, and we are trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

Please contact forwardtogetherco@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or other crisis, please contact Colorado Crisis Services Call 1-844-493-TALK or text “TALK” to 38255. https://coloradocrisisservices.org/.

CDPHE and CDHS are dedicated to protecting and improving the health of the people of Colorado. Learn more at https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe and https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs

Virtual and In-Person Event Code of Conduct

As part of the campaign, we will hold periodic events to allow parents and young people to share and lean on each other. We will follow all CDPHE guidelines for safe in-person events. 

Attendees of any Forward Together event, virtual or in-person, are expected to:

  • Not attempt to enter a virtual conference room fraudulently
  • Treat each other with courtesy and respect
  • Be open to new ideas and opinions
  • Avoid offensive or inappropriate language
  • Not engage in name calling or personal attacks
  • Know that your likeness may be used in photos, video or other content for the campaign, as live and recorded events may be photographed and shared on social media
  • Be willing to record and share your experience on social media

Repeated violations of the CDPHE/CDHS event code of conduct policy may cause the person to be prohibited from attending CDPHE/CDHS events.

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