Netflix has banned its workers from looking at each other for more than five seconds as part of new bizarre no-flirting rules.

The company's film crew can also reportedly no longer ask their colleagues for their phone numbers and staff are encouraged to shout: ‘Stop! Don't do that again’, if they feel harassed.

It follows the Harvey Weinstein scandal and Me Too movement that has hit Hollywood.
此次规定是因为Harvey Weinstein丑闻和引起好莱坞轰动的Me Too运动而产生的。

One of the first programmes made to follow these instructions is sci-fi series Black Mirror, filmed in London and on location.

An on-set runner said: ‘Senior staff went to a harassment meeting to learn what is and isn't appropriate. Looking at anyone longer than five seconds is considered creepy.

‘You mustn't ask for someone's number unless they have given permission for it to be distributed. And if you see any unwanted behaviour, report it immediately,’ the Sun report.

‘It has sparked jokes, with people looking at each other, counting to five, then diverting their eyes.’

Employees of the online streaming service were also urged not to prolong hugs or ask people out more than once and to avoid those who said no.