Department Comment Policy

While DCF encourages viewers to actively engage in open communication on our social media by contributing comments and conversations related to family wellness in Florida, we remind viewers that the statements and opinions expressed in posted comments represent those of the party responsible for the posting and do not reflect the overarching views or goals of DCF or the state of Florida. DCF does not guarantee that information posted by users is accurate, and disclaims any liability for loss or damages resulting from reliance on any such information. DCF does not endorse or support any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our page.

DCF reserves the right to remove any posts that do not align with the social media's purpose of serving the public with unbiased, factual health information and resources. Grounds for removal include postings containing or suggesting any of the following:

  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Hate speech or suggestion thereof
  • Off-topic and unrelated comments that do not focus on family wellness objectives in Florida
  • Inappropriate pictures, including nudity, indecency and inhumanity in profile and posted pictures
  • Defamation to a person or group of people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Comments designed to sell a product or service
  • Spam, including identical comments posted repeatedly
  • Language that infringes on copyrights
  • Suggestion or advocacy of illegal activity
  • Links to non-governmental or unrelated websites
  • Any other postings that the Department deems inappropriate for public viewership

All comments, images, links and stories posted on DCF’s social media will be reviewed in as timely a manner as possible and deleted if not in compliance with the policy standards stated above. Please do not report child/adult abuse or neglect on DCF's social media. To make a report, contact 1-800-962-2873. In order to properly protect your privacy, we advise visitors not to post confidential information on our social media. DCF reserves the right to modify its comment policy at any time.