Whatsapp Group Guidelines

The Blackwood family is strong and proud with varied belief but at all times we request members be respectful.

This is about family; meeting and learning about each other, celebrating and supporting each other. Will we disagree? Of course, we are a multi-generational group with varied beliefs and the fact is family have disagreements all the time, but we do not give up on each other nor should we disparage each other. Dismissive or condescending behaviour with each other is unacceptable; we can disagree without conflict, we should at all times respect each other and their belief.

As a group we respectfully request no political, controversial or conspiracy theories materials be posted on the group chat. It is our right to believe as we will and follow any group/person that we wish but please do not impose your belief on others; treat this group as if you are at a dinner party or in mixed company knowing that certain topics are off limit…always ask yourself: is this topic appropriate for discussion?

We also request that inspirational and other quotes be kept to a minimum, the daily postings especially with videos and pictures are becoming problematic for others which result in some having phone issues, please try to keep these to once per week per person.

Blackwood Family Clan Whatsapp Group: The Golden Rules

● Always keep to the purpose of the group! The purpose of this group is to

1. Connect with family.
2. Get important relevant family-related information.
3. Get to know each other. 

● Do not spam the group! You will immediately be removed.
● Post your message in one single chunk of text, don’t post every word or sentence in a new message.
● Do not have one-on-one conversations in the group. Switch to private messages.
● Be mindful of late night posting. It's best to post during the daytime rather than late at night.
● The group is not a political platform. No arguing, no heated opinions, no fear mongering, no hyped up drama, no fake news. Check your sources before you share then share on your own social media.
● Never EVER use the group to correct someone else or air grievances. If you have an issue address it one on one with the relevant person in a private message.
● Hit “Mute” on your Whatsapp group settings. You will still receive all the messages, but your phone won’t buzz or make a noise for every one of them.

If you are not sure, ask yourself these three questions before you post:
1. Is this relevant?
2. Is this necessary?
3. Is this a good time to post?

How to "Mute" the group

  • on Android Phones

    Step 1: Go to the group as if you were about to send a message.Step 2: Touch the group name.Step 3: Touch "Mute notifications"Step 4: Select the length of time you would like to mute the group. 8hrs 1 week or Always.Step 5: Press ok

  • on iPhones

    Our specialist can help you assess your particular issue and define which plan suits you the most. Feel free to contact us.

How to prevent photos and videos from being saved to your phone automatically.

  • on Android

    Step 1: Go to the group as if you were about to send a message.
    Step 2: Touch the group name.
    Step 3: Touch "Media visibility"
    Step 4: Select "No"
    Step 5: Press ok