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Social Media


The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania actively participates and adopts social media for its messaging purposes.

Feel free to join in the conversations which can be accessed at the Facebook and Twitter links on the right and through pages on this website.​

Social media online toolkit

The synod has created a social media toolkit for congregations. 

This toolkit is designed to help congregations use social media safely and strategically. It is suitable for people who are new to social media and those who are already managing their congregation’s social media and want to use their channels more effectively.

The toolkit contains the following documents, which you can download below: 

1. Getting started on social media – a guide to choosing the right social media platform.
2. Social media strategy template (and bonus content guide) – thinking strategically about your congregation’s social media content.
3. Social media directory – a list of UCA congregation social media pages.
4. Self-care guide – how to stay safe on social media, personally and on
behalf of your church.
5. Smartphone video filming tips – create engaging videos with your phone.
6. Dealing with trolls and angry users​ – what to do when you or the church you represent receive negative comments.

Synod social media policy

Synod staff members are encouraged to comment, publish and engage on social media, provided they adhere to the Synod's social media policy. See the ​​​Social Media Policy for Ministers.

Moderation policy
The purpose of the Synod Facebook page and Twitter account (@ucavictas) is to facilitate feedback and discussions on the articles posted. The moderator can post and respond to comments and messages that contribute to such discussions, but reserves the right without explanation to exclude any which do not conform to the following guidelines.
When posting material here, we ask you to be respectful by not using language that is: threatening, abusive, defamatory, indecent, offensive or constitutes harassment, unlawful, aggressively argumentative, pointlessly repetitive, constitutes bullying or ‘trolling’, vilifying or attacking individuals on the basis of personal characteristics, or is irrelevant to the topic under discussion. This includes using this site as a forum to elicit support from others to join other sites or groups that intend to sabotage or demean. 

Any posts or comments which breach these guidelines will be deleted and users who continually abuse them may be banned.
These accounts have been created to interact with and grow readership, and encourage constructive opinions and interaction on the topics discussed. The site moderator will adhere to media and broadcast law at all times and will respond when applicable in a timely manner.
Disclaimer - The views of Facebook/Twitter users interacting with these accounts are not the views of the Uniting Church in Australia Victoria and Tasmania Synod.

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