Chailey and Newick Colts Football Club

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Social Media : Help for players

  • Tell an adult you trust about any communications that make you feel uncomfortable or that asks you not to tell your parent/carer

 •   Know who from your club should be contacting you and how they should be contacting you 

•    You can talk to your club’s welfare officer if you are unhappy about anything sent to you or said about you over the internet, social networking sites, text messages or via email 

•     Don’t post, host, text or email things that are hurtful, insulting, offensive, abusive, threatening, or racist as this would go against football rules and could also be against the law 

•     Don’t give out personal details including mobile numbers, email addresses or social networking account access to people you don’t know well offline  

 •    Even if you get on with your coach, manager, club officials, adult referees or mentors, don’t invite them to become your friends online, they have been asked not to accept such invitations 

•     Tell an adult you trust if an adult involved at your club or within refereeing asks you to become their friend online and inform your club welfare officer  

•      If you receive an image or message which you find offensive, threatening or upsetting tell an adult you trust. Make sure you copy and save the image/message elsewhere or print it off before you remove and delete it because this may be needed as evidence