JGLA Media Policy

JGLA Social Media Policy and Guidelines

  • Playing and competing for the [ABC Lacrosse Club] is a privilege.  As a youth-student athlete you have a responsibility to portray your team, your club, your family and yourselves in a positive manner at all times.  This will sometimes mean doing things that are an inconvenience to you, but benefit your team, your club, and yourself.
  • Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and other sites have increased in popularity and are used by the majority of the youth-student athlete population in one way or another.  
  • Youth-student athletes should be aware that third parties (other lacrosse clubs, players, coaches, or officials) can easily access profiles as well as other information (personal or otherwise).  This includes pictures, videos, comments, and posts.  This material found by a third party not only affects the perception of the youth-student athlete, but also includes the athletic club.  This can be detrimental to the youth-student athletes image, but his/her club as well.  
  • Examples of inappropriate and offensive behavior concerning participation in online communities may include:
    • Content online that is unsportsmanlike, derogatory, demeaning, or threatening toward any other individual or entity (Examples:  Derogatory comments regarding another club, taunting comments aimed at other youth-student athletes, coach, or team at another institution and derogatory comments against race and/or gender).
    • No posts should depict or encourage unacceptable violent or illegal activities (Examples:  Hazing, harassment, assault, discrimination, fighting, dishonesty [academic or otherwise]).
    • Content online that would constitute a violation of the [ABC Lacrosse Club’s] social media policy and guidelines such as commenting publicly about youth-student athletes, belonging to the home club or otherwise, information that is sensitive or personal in nature (which is not public information), youth-student athlete injuries, comments about a specific club, coach, player, or parents are unacceptable.  

If a youth-student athletes profile(s) and contents are found to be inappropriate in accordance with the above behaviors, he/she are subject to the following penalties:

  • Written warning from the club.
  • Meeting with (whomever would be in charge), coach, player, and family.
  • Penalties are to be determined by the athletic club and include, but not limited to a possible suspension/expulsion from his/her team.

 

  • For your own safety, please note the following recommendations while participating in social media:
    • Set your security settings to private so only those you choose may view your profile(s).
    • You should be wary of who you add to your site.
    • You should not post your email, home address, telephone number(s), or other personal information as it may lead to unwanted attention.
    • Please consider how the above listed behaviors can be reflected in all social media applications.

 

  • Please use caution and common sense in regards to your choices on social media.  The landscape is ever changing and there are savvy individuals that may seek personal information.  If you ever question what is appropriate online material, consider whether it upholds and positively reflects your values and ethics as well as the [ABC Lacrosse Club].  Remember to always present a positive image and not to do anything that may embarrass yourself, your family, your team, or the ABC Lacrosse Club.

 

  • By signing below, you acknowledge that you understand the [ABC Lacrosse Club] social media policy and guidelines.  You also agree that failure to adhere to this policy and guidelines may result in consequences that include suspension from your athletic team, and may be subject to additional penalties….
 
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