Rockwood Football Club (RFC) Communication Policy

We expect our members to conduct themselves appropriately when using electronic communication to share information with other members or posting material on public websites connected to the club. Electronic communication:

• should be restricted to RFC matters

• must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person

• must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person

• should respect and maintain the privacy of members

• must not bring the club into disrepute.

Coaches and others who work with children and young people must direct electronic communication through the child’s parents.

Non-compliance: Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member, as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct. Under certain circumstances, cyber bullying (e.g. bullying that is carried out through an internet service such as email, a chat room, discussion group, instant messaging or website) is a criminal offence that can be reported to the police. In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain (e.g., Facebook, YouTube or Twitter) may be liable for defamation. RFC Players, Coaches, Parents, Volunteers, and Members should show courtesy and respect to others and must not use our club messaging channels to abuse others, expose others to offensive or inappropriate content, or for any illegal purpose.