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In 2016 the YJFL has introduced a Social Networking Policy. All members and their paretns should familiarise themselves with this policy. The policy has been extracted from the League's Rules & By Laws and is as follows:
2016 YJFL Rules & By Laws: SCHEDULE U - SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY
1. Any Person who is found to have engaged in, or is suspected of engaging in the unacceptable use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social networking site, including blogs, in connection with the game of Australian Football in relation to the Yarra Junior Football League in any way may be dealt with by the Yarra Junior Football League as it deems fit, notwithstanding the behaviour did not occur on the playing field.
2. Without limiting the operation of this Rule, unacceptable use may involve the Person:
i. Criticising umpires, players, officials or any other person involved in the Yarra Junior Football League;
ii. Engaging in but not limited to, the following misuses of technology:
harrassing, 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 e.g. Facebook or blogs) and the sending, receiving and or possession of naked or sexually explicit images of a person;
iii. Engaging in any other behaviour which the Yarra Junior Football League reasonably determines, in its absolute discretion, to have breached this policy.
3. In addition, it is important to note :
i. It is not relevant that the Person making the remarks was not aware that the content could or would be made publicly available.
ii. 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.
iii. All members of the Yarra Junior Football league and individual clubs must be aware that in certain circumstances where a crime has been committed, they may also be subjected to a criminal investigation by Police over which the league and/or club will have no control.