Social media, text, direct text/media messaging and email policy
Social Media is a wonderful tool and one we want to use constructively and safely. Poulton Cricket Club promotes the healthy and appropriate use of social media. It’s important to be aware of the potential pitfalls and safeguarding issues that arise when posting content in relation to:
We need all Poulton CC members and Parents junior members to be aware of this policy when sharing or posting content relating to the above from either personal or club accounts.
We also need to remind all players/parents/carers thay they need to refresh themselves with our updated Photography and Video policy. Here you will find a large cross over with regards our safeguarding of all our junior club members and personnel.
Common-sense approach: ’Could I say this face to face, or would I be happy to see my comments published in the newspaper? If you are unsure of the answer to these questions, or your answer is “no”, then you should not be posting this on any social media or any direct messaging platform.’
Club Coaches’ use of Social Media, Texts and Emails
Our coaches, representing the club, conform to the ECB Safe Hands Policy. Contacting u18 players by personal text or through social media is strictly forbidden. Staff, coaches & volunteers cannot direct private message anyone under 18 years old via email, text, Snapchat, Instagram or social media platforms. Messages should be directed to the parents AND the young person or via open forums with appropriate language & content.
Everyone involved with Poulton Cricket Club is reminded that the Relevant Codes of Conduct (for parents, children and coaches) apply online and in text and email communications, just as they do in the “real world”.
See below for additional advice and best practice around social media use within the family:
Social Media can seem strange and even intimidating for people who did not “grow up” with it. Facebook, Twitter, texting, Messenger, and other platform, as well as online gaming and personal emails are vast and complex. By following some simple guidelines, potential pitfalls can be avoided and Social Media can be safely used as a promotional tool and a means of communication for the club.
Guidance for Parents/ Carers on the use of Social Media, Texts, Snapchat, Instagram and Emails
Children today are growing up with the internet as part of their everyday lives, and that’s a good thing. It’s a great place for them to learn, to have fun and to chat to their friends. Of course, it’s important to make sure that they are safe whilst they do it.
Guidance for Children and Young People on the use of Social Media, Texts and Emails
The internet is a great place to learn but you should think about the points below whenever you use the internet, or speak to people online or by text.
Young People NEED to
Young People SHOULD NOT