Posting images of an incident on social media

Why shouldn’t I share pictures of a serious incident/accident on social media?

How would you like to find out that a loved one has been hurt or killed via a tweet or a Facebook post?

Before you share that picture, think about the people involved and their loved ones.

How would you like someone else to behave if it was your friend, brother, sister or mother in that accident?

What will the police do about it if I do post it?

Under certain circumstances, for example at the family’s request or if we haven’t been able to contact the family yet, we may ask you to take down the picture.

This may mean contacting you publicly on social media.

We may include the reasons why we would like it taking down.

This may cause you some embarrassment.

What should I do?

  • Make sure you are safe
  • Call 999
  • If you have the knowledge and skills to help, then please do.

How can I get the skills to help?

  • Think about how you’d react in this situation and plan ahead
  • Get first aid training
  • Download the P.A.N.I.C App - learn what to do in an accident

Content uploaded: 03/08/2016 10:33 | Modified: 11/09/2019 16:03