Skip to content

YouTube moderation

The Office for National Statistics YouTube channel is managed by ONS Communication Division on behalf of ONS.

You can contact ONS using the details on our contact page.

You can leave comments on the content of the YouTube channel and we want to keep discussion as open as possible and will not attempt to exclude critical opinions.

Note that because of resource constraints, the ability to leave comments on content added to YouTube channel will only be available for seven days following its inclusion on the channel.

However, to protect this service from abuse, ideas and comments must satisfy some basic conditions.

Submission guidelines

You should submit your ideas and comments in good faith. In order for this dialogue to comply with the law and with the Civil Service Code, you must not include:

  • party political material. This is a government managed You Tube channel. We cannot publish party political content under the normal rules governing the Civil Service.

  • potentially libelous, false, or defamatory statements

  • any commercial endorsement, promotion of any product, service or publication

  • language which is offensive, intemperate, or provocative. This not only includes obvious swear words and insults, but any language to which people reading it could reasonably take offence

Please also ensure that your ideas and comments:

  • are respectful of others – comments should not be malicious or offensive in nature, and should not constitute a personal attack on a person’s character

  • don’t incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic

  • don’t reveal personal details, such as private addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other online contact details

  • don’t break the law – this includes libel, condoning illegal activity, and breaking copyright

  • are reasonably concise, and don’t constitute spamming of the site

  • are relevant – please don’t post messages unrelated to the subject under discussion

We reserve the right to not approve comments that breach our guidelines and to suspend the ability to comment at any time.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
© Crown Copyright applies unless otherwise stated.