Social Media Policy

Policy, Purpose and Scope

CYC recognises the use of social media may create a negative impact on individuals and the club.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • ensure the relationship between staff and athletes remains professional;
  • to protect staff from allegations of inappropriate conduct;
  • to provide clear guidelines in regards to use; and
  • to preserve the reputation and positive image of the club.

Parents are encouraged to monitor and guide their childrens use of social media.

Social media includes, but is not limited to applications and forums such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, Messenger, YouTube etc

This policy applies to all CYC athletes, parents, paid employees and volunteer employees.

Employees

  • should avoid posting any remarks, photographs or video that could be disparaging or embarrassing to the club, staff, members, officials or to any other gymnastics club;
  • should not contact or ‘friend’ any athlete under the age of 18 via social media (this does not apply to employees under the age of 18 who are also current CYC athletes);
  • may create official CYC Facebook groups, through the Program Manager, for the purpose of information sharing only;
  • should only make contact with athletes under the age of 18 via the parents;
  • should inform the club manager if they notice a contravention to this policy.
    Dated: 1st May, 2015 Last reviewed: 23rd January, 2017

Athletes

  • should avoid posting any remarks, photographs or video that could be disparaging or embarrassing to the club, staff, members, officials or to any other gymnastics club.;
  • should not contact or ‘friend’ any coach or staff member via social media;
  • should inform their parents, coach or club manager if they notice a contravention to this policy.

Parents

  • should avoid posting any remarks, photographs or video that could be disparaging or embarrassing to the club, staff, members, officials or to any other gymnastics club;
  • should not ‘tag’ CYC on their private pages unless permission has been sought from the club;
  • should not contact CYC staff via social media for club related enquiries unless in the context on an emergency;
  • should inform the club manager if they notice a contravention to this policy.