Inappropriate use of Facebook and other Social Media

Mullumbimby Junior Rugby League, Group 18 and CRL all place critical importance upon the use of Social Media amongst its players and their families.

The Clubs Constitution was amended to outline the rules surrounding the improper use of all types of Social Media:

 

The rule is

That any player, official, volunteer, or parent found commenting on Facebook or other forms of Social Media in an abusive, defamatory, insightful, harassing or bullying  manner, directly or indirectly to any other player, official, volunteer, or parent will have the comments brought to the attention of the disciplinary committee and will face a 4 week suspension from football.

This suspension can also be brought against parents who will be banned from grounds.

There is no freedom of speech or any privacy matter that can be argued. The internet is a public domain and once something is posted it is in no way private anymore.

We have had a few incidents of this happening within our club in the past which have been dealt with internally.

In any incident of this occurring to yourself or child please take a screen grab of the conversation and bring it to the attention of one of the club committee members.

Please do not ignore the matter - this is important for our sport and our children. Misuse of Social Media will not be tolerated.

 




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