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CYC-Net

Welcome to CYC-Net – a network for everyone working professionally with children and youth

The Discussion Groups

We run two discussion groups - a general CYC group and a group for students. Both operate on Facebook.

A message sent in either group, once moderated, will be distributed to all members in that group. Members may take note of the message, respond to it, or simply ignore it if it is of no interest to them.

Joining

For our general CYC discussion group, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/intcycnet

For our students discussion group, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CYCNetStudents

Posting messages

After joining our general CYC discussion group, post group messages at https://www.facebook.com/groups/intcycnet
After joining our students CYC discussion group, post group messages at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CYCNetStudents

Some guidelines around posting messages on our Facebook groups ...

Messages
CYC-Net can be used for providing general CYC information (conferences, courses, new books, etc), for requests for help and information (for literature on a given subject, for a "what can I do when ..." issue) and for discussion on any relevant child and youth care issues of the day.

Length
As a general rule, try to keep messages as short and to the point as possible. Long and unwieldy messages tend to lose the interest of the reader.

Archived Discussion Threads
Selected threads from our general CYC discussion group are posted on this page (see http://www.cyc-net.org/threads).

Direct messaging
Our group moderators may, from time to time, send a direct message to someone who has posted on the group ie. bypassing the group members.

Moderating
Moderating includes three aspects:

  1. When a group member is not being helped by the discussion around a question, a moderator may step in to offer information, suggest further reading or recommend a resource.
  2. To keep posted material within the ethics of our field.
  3. Removing any incriminating or legally contentious information.

General
Normal internet etiquette (netiquette) applies. Only postings directly relevant to the field of child and youth care will be approved by our moderators. No commercial advertising or self-promotion will be accepted. Hyperlinks to external web sites which might contain relevant information will from time to time be posted inside discussions. This will be at the discretion of the editors of CYC-Net. In these cases, CYC-Net does not endorse the views or content of any external site.

Probably the dominant language is going to be English, but as CYC-Net is a world-wide network, be aware of such things as time zones, spelling differences, cultural sensitivities, etc.

Disclaimer
If you require any more information or have any questions about our site’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact us by email at admin@cyc-net.org

All the information on this website and Facebook discussion groups is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. CYC-Net or its Board of Governors do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of information on the site or views expressed in the email discussion group. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website is strictly at your own risk. CYC-Net and its Board of Governors will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website or the email discussion group. From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’. Please be also aware that when you leave CYC-Net, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information. By using CYC-Net, you consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms. Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here. 

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