Sharing personal information
Stream forums (such as Academic Q+A and course specific discussion forums) are informal spaces for asking questions or sharing thoughts. As such, it is ok to use first and second person pronouns however, as with all online sites, care must be taken with what information you share.
Please do not:
- Share personal contact information such as your address or contact details. If the need or desire arises, this can done through private message.
- Disclose personal details unrelated to the course or academic matters. Academic forums are not an appropriate space to disclose personal history, such as trauma or adverse events. This can be uncomfortable or even triggering for other students. If you are concerned or uncomfortable with course content, then it is important you contact your lecturer, course coordinator or student health.
- Reply to other students posts you find concerning or triggering. If you concerned or triggered by what others have shared, rather than replying to such posts it is important you contact the forum host (usually your course coordinator, lecturer or tutor).