Social Media Policy

KEYSBOROUGH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

 

1. Social media can be fun, helpful and dangerous.

 

Comments, notes and photos posted on social media sites such as Facebook,

Twitter and on-line forums are usually constructive and positive. But negative

comments and images, bullying, criticism and sexist remarks can be dangerous and

harmful to people’s wellbeing and reputation and the image of the sport.

 

2. Do not use social media to be critical of teammates, coaches, officials,

administrators, volunteers or spectators.

 

Any comment you make on social media sites has the potential to be seen by

millions of people. That is great if comments are positive. But it can be extremely

negative and harmful if critical of people. Before you post a comment on social media

ask yourself this: Would I want millions of people to read something negative about

me?

 

 

3. Always assume the person you are talking/writing about will see what has

been said/written.

 

Just because an online chat is between two people does not mean it remains private

and nobody else can see it. Social media is accessible to everyone. Even if the

person you are discussing does not see it, somebody else may. The result is you

rather than the person you are ridiculing will be seen in a negative light.

 

 

4. Use social media as a positive outlet to promote players, teammates, teams,

clubs and others involved in basketball.

 

Posting results and acknowledging individual and team performances on social

media makes many people aware of team and individual achievements. That can

have a positive effect for many people and should be used, encouraged and

embraced wherever and whenever possible.

 

5. Remember to show respect.

 

When using social media, show the same respect and regard for people that you

would show and are expected to show when playing, officiating or attending a

basketball game.

 

 

6. When in doubt leave it out.

 

If you are unsure if what you are posting on social media is appropriate then it is best

not to post it. When in doubt leave it out.

 

7. Do not tolerate or condone poor social media behaviour or actions.

 

If you are aware of or observe poor social media behaviour or actions, do not accept

it. There is no place for it in basketball and it will not be condoned. You should

remind people of their responsibilities when using social media and warn that action

can be taken against them. In the instance of minors breaching the code of conduct,

alert their parents to the situation. If you believe the breach is serious, report it to

team, club or association officials.

 

8. Be aware that your actions on social media may have serious

consequences.

 

Negative comments and images, bullying, criticism and sexist remarks do not only

impact negatively on the people they are about. If you are found to have acted

improperly on social media regarding a basketball related matter, you are liable to

disciplinary proceedings and may be required to face a tribunal hearing to explain

your actions. A suspension from basketball could be imposed.

 

9. Consider social media to be your personal brand.

 

Your Internet presence fuels any perception of your personal brand - whether you

like it or not. Does your social media identity match your real identity? Be mindful of

the content of photos, status updates, Tweets. Are they truly reflective of who you are

and how you want people to see you?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYSBOROUGH COUGARS

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

 

1. Social media can be fun, helpful and dangerous.

 

Comments, notes and photos posted on social media sites such as Facebook,

Twitter and on-line forums are usually constructive and positive. But negative

comments and images, bullying, criticism and sexist remarks can be dangerous and

harmful to people’s wellbeing and reputation and the image of the sport.

 

2. Do not use social media to be critical of teammates, coaches, officials,

administrators, volunteers or spectators.

 

Any comment you make on social media sites has the potential to be seen by

millions of people. That is great if comments are positive. But it can be extremely

negative and harmful if critical of people. Before you post a comment on social media

ask yourself this: Would I want millions of people to read something negative about

me?

 

 

3. Always assume the person you are talking/writing about will see what has

been said/written.

 

Just because an online chat is between two people does not mean it remains private

and nobody else can see it. Social media is accessible to everyone. Even if the

person you are discussing does not see it, somebody else may. The result is you

rather than the person you are ridiculing will be seen in a negative light.

 

 

4. Use social media as a positive outlet to promote players, teammates, teams,

clubs and others involved in basketball.

 

Posting results and acknowledging individual and team performances on social

media makes many people aware of team and individual achievements. That can

have a positive effect for many people and should be used, encouraged and

embraced wherever and whenever possible.

 

5. Remember to show respect.

 

When using social media, show the same respect and regard for people that you

would show and are expected to show when playing, officiating or attending a

basketball game.

 

 

6. When in doubt leave it out.

 

If you are unsure if what you are posting on social media is appropriate then it is best

not to post it. When in doubt leave it out.

 

7. Do not tolerate or condone poor social media behaviour or actions.

 

If you are aware of or observe poor social media behaviour or actions, do not accept

it. There is no place for it in basketball and it will not be condoned. You should

remind people of their responsibilities when using social media and warn that action

can be taken against them. In the instance of minors breaching the code of conduct,

alert their parents to the situation. If you believe the breach is serious, report it to

team, club or association officials.

 

8. Be aware that your actions on social media may have serious

consequences.

 

Negative comments and images, bullying, criticism and sexist remarks do not only

impact negatively on the people they are about. If you are found to have acted

improperly on social media regarding a basketball related matter, you are liable to

disciplinary proceedings and may be required to face a tribunal hearing to explain

your actions. A suspension from basketball could be imposed.

 

9. Consider social media to be your personal brand.

 

Your Internet presence fuels any perception of your personal brand - whether you

like it or not. Does your social media identity match your real identity? Be mindful of

the content of photos, status updates, Tweets. Are they truly reflective of who you are

and how you want people to see you?


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