Community Guidelines

What we ask from our users to keep Beams safe

Our community brings together people who love to explore and discover new interests and passions and share them with the world. These guidelines also help underpin our editorial values of being open and inclusive, community-driven, embracing life and diversity, and protecting the world around us. Our use policy aims to protect this environment, and these guidelines outline what we do and don’t allow on Beams.

Just because something is not explicitly mentioned as unacceptable here, doesn’t make it automatically OK. Please use your best judgement and be kind to your fellow humans!

Be helpful. Be kind.

We are a community of people driven by our passions. Fresh opinions and healthy debates are welcome, but helpfulness and kindness go a long way. Be sensitive to those who might be sharply affected by your content, and where possible, over-communicate potential triggers. We do not tolerate hate speech, defamation, bullying, harassment, misinformation, nudity or violence. Political discussions are fine, but please consider the above points when engaging in political discussions. If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, then please don’t share it on Beams.

Be inclusive.

We respect and welcome all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs and expect our community to too. Certain behaviours such as trolling, hate speech, discrimination of any kind to any person, shame and bullying are not welcome on our platform. We do not tolerate posts that demean any group based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, nationality, citizenship status, or religious beliefs.

We will immediately ban and remove any community members who share content which includes any of the above.

Be honest and real.

Only share content you own or have the rights to. Do not copy or share content which isn’t your own, squat on usernames or impersonate others or violate the privacy of others.

Do not spam.

No one likes it, please don’t do it! This includes excessive self promotion, and sharing promotional materials in a beam.

Keep it safe.

We don’t allow any content which encourages or glamourises self-injury, including suicide, self-harm, eating disorders or drug abuse. Content which may threaten the privacy or safety to yourself or others may also be removed. Do not post personal attacks or threats. Do not post stories you wouldn’t want others to see.

Keep it clean.

Content depicting violence, gore and nudity are not allowed on our platform for the protection of our community. Keep it PG-13 please!

Follow the law.

In your local country. We also operate to European standards and will follow these guidelines in our terms and moderation.

Speak up!

If you hear or see something which you think goes against our guidelines, please reach out via email at hello@beams.fm and we’ll look into it. Don’t reply to content which shouldn’t be in the community - we’ll take it from there.

Anyone who does not follow our community guidelines may be banned from the Beams community. We make decisions in the interest of preserving an inclusive and safe environment for our community.

If you have any questions about our guidelines or anything else, email hello@beams.fm.