Social Media & Cyber Policy Reminder
4 AUG 2017 | BY JACQUI SEARLE
It is worth reminding everyone that unfortunately over the past few years several players have been suspended for making inappropriate comments on social media whilst celebrating their Premiership success or end of season.
AFL Goldfields have a responsibility to ensure that all online communications are in keeping with the leagues expectations in relation to appropriate and respectful interactions with officials, coaches, umpires, players, parents, spectators and sponsors. Players will not post inappropriate comments about individual AFL Goldfields or League officials, umpires, players, club or club members; which if said in person during the playing of a game would result in disciplinary action being taken.
For clarity, Cyber bullying includes, but is not limited to, the following misuses of technology:
harassing, teasing, intimidating, racially vilifying or threatening another person by sending or posting inappropriate and hurtful e-mail messages, instant messages, text messages, phone messages, digital pictures or images, or Web site postings (including social network sites eg facebook or blogs) and the sending, receiving and/or possession of naked or sexually explicit images of a person. Club members must also be aware that postings from their individual accounts, whether done by themselves or another person will remain the responsibility of the account owner.
If anyone would like to take a look at the Cyber Policy there is a copy under the information tab in Team App.