Facebook – Guidelines

Mar 21, 2013

Please read all of the following including the guidelines to find out more about our new facebook page and how you or someone you know can use it safely to connect to others with brain injury.

Headway Thames Valley has now launched its own Facebook page!

To view the page please go to  www.facebook.com/headwayhenleyonthames

If you already have a Facebook account you will be able to ‘Like’ Headway Thames Valley’s facebook page and receive information that we post. However, if you wish to receive the information but want to remain private – ensure your own privacy settings are correct first. Go to the cog symbol on the right hand side of the menu on the top of your own home page, select ‘privacy settings’ and on the left hand side click on ‘Timeline and Tagging’ and amend your settings there.


If you don’t have an account you can create one by going to www.facebook.com


What is Facebook?

Facebook is a free form of communication using the internet. Users can create a personal profile and join networks (such as Headway Thames Valley) to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profile to notify friends about themselves.


A word of caution!

Whilst Facebook can be a fun and useful way to interact with other people you also need to be careful with how you use it. Here are Headway’s guidelines for staying safe on Facebook:


  1. Be  wary about the personal information you share on Facebook. Such as your address, telephone number, date of birth, marital status, news on personal compensation awards, details of holidays you are going on, etc.


  1. Do not accept friendship requests from someone you do not know or do not feel comfortable being friends with. If someone is sending you any inappropriate or abusive messages you are able to remove them as a friend.


  1. It‘s a good idea to change your privacy settings on Facebook to make sure you are not sharing all your information with everyone. To do this click on the cog symbol on the right hand side of the blue menu bar on your own facebook page – select’privacy settings’. Here you can change who can see what you write and who can find you on Facebook.


As a safety measure the Headway Thames Valley Facebook page will be regularly monitored by our staff. Anything that is posted on the page that is abusive, offensive, inappropriate or may damage the reputation and good standing of Headway will be removed immediately and the offending party will be barred.   



If you would like any more information on Facebook or how to use it please contact Headway on 01491 411469.