CBBC Office: CBBC Website Rules
If you are new to posting messages on the CBBC website, please read these rules and make sure to follow them.
We read every message before it goes online. If you break these house rules and your message will never make it onto the website.
1. You must be 15 years old or under
If you are 16 or older you're too old to comment on the CBBC website.
2. Don’t use all capital letters
Any comments that are written only in capital letters will not pass moderation. Writing in capitals looks like you are shouting and it is also more difficult to read.
3. No sharing personal details
Personal details are things that could identify you to other people - like your surname, address, phone number, email, school name or school uniform details. You are not allowed to share this information for your own safety. However, you CAN tell people your first name, age and whether you are a boy or a girl.
4. No links to websites outside of CBBC
You can share links to pages on the CBBC and Newsround websites because these sites have been made especially for children. We can't allow you to mention other websites mentioned as we cannot be sure that they are suitable or safe.
5. All comments must be suitable for children
Children aged 6-15 years old use the CBBC website. This means you cannot discuss topics that younger children may find upsetting, for example illness or violence. Comments about romance will also not pass moderation.
6. No unsuitable films, bands or TV shows
Children aged 6-15 years old use the CBBC website. This means you cannot discuss certificate 15 or 18 films and games, TV programmes shown after 9pm or bands that use bad language. If you mention an unknown band your comment may be failed to be on the safe side.
7. No nasty, offensive or rude comments
Sharing your opinion is fine as long as it is said politely and fairly, but being mean and/or causing arguments is not allowed.
8. No spam or advertising
We do not allow comments that only exist to advertise something. We also do not allow you to post the same comments multiple times on different pages.
9. No foreign languages or secret codes
Everyone must be able to easily understand your comments. We can't allow comments that are written in code or a language which isn't English.
10. No copying
Please don't copy and paste song lyrics, scripts or any other text that you didn’t write. You must not copy other people’s comments either.
11. No dating or flirting
CBBC is a place to meet other CBBC fans and make online friends. Please don't talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, romance or dating. The comments will not pass moderation.
12. Stick to the topic
Make sure your comment is on the topic of the question at the top of the page (for example, don't post about sport in a conversation about music).
13. No talking about stars' private lives
We know it is interesting finding out about your favourite stars, but please don't discuss famous people's private lives on these boards. If a presenter or celebrity announces something in public, then it's OK to talk about - but if it's just rumour or gossip then please don't discuss it here.
14. Only use one account
Please do not use more than one account for writing comments - it is confusing for other members. Please do not pretend to be another person (this includes celebrities) or you could risk your accounts being closed. If we think you’re using more than one account, your comments will not pass moderation and you other accounts will be closed.