As Scouting moves to virtual and online platforms, we offer the following reminders to help keep kids safe. The below guidance applies to all online Scouting activities and meetings.
Follow all youth protection policies
Use business-oriented conference platforms that include good safety and privacy features instead of platforms with other primary purposes (such as gaming).
Regularly review and implement the latest security features of your chosen platform to avoid unauthorized visitors or other security issues in your meetings.
Do not record online activities/meetings that include youth participants.
Recording of online activities that only involve adults is subject to local council legal review and approval. Check with your local council for guidance.
Safeguard personal information.
Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.
For more details around BSA communication and social media guidelines: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/digital-safety-and-online-scouting-activities/