The TEA Room is exclusively for the use of young people aged between 13 and 19 years old who are undergoing diagnosis or have been diagnosed with epilepsy.
It provides instant access to an on-line community of friends who face similar challenges living with epilepsy, although discussion is not limited to health issues.
When signing up to The TEA Room each young person is asked their date of birth and will only be granted access to The TEA Room should they fall into the above age bracket.
The Tea Room chat facility is only available to registered members.
Member-generated content is not prescreened and the chat is not monitored 24/7. Logs of some chat content may be periodically reviewed if problems are reported or seen.
The TEA Room is linked to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre); an internet safety advice and help service. The CEOP link appears on The TEA Room website.
The TEA Room takes the safety of its users very seriously and will make a significant effort to take down any objectionable material that may be posted on the site.
We encourage users to report offensive profiles, messages, groups, notes and photos.
Reported items will be reviewed by the moderators of the site and removed.
All abuse reports on The TEA Room are confidential. Any reported user will not know they have been reported.
This may result in the person in question being banned from the site.