All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Social Media Guidelines
The All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League boasts over 1,000 Twitter followers and loves to share information with supporters.
The interactions we receive are overwhelmingly constructive and positive. Long may they continue and – providing a little common sense is shown – there is no need for anyone to be afraid of posting.
The All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League has developed six top tips to help player, club officials and league followers make the most of social media and judge what is and is not appropriate.
Hit social media abuse for 6! Six questions to ask before you post or share
Would saying this be acceptable if I was attending a cricket match in person?
Remember it just isn’t cricket to show a lack of respect.
Would I want my boss, my family or my coach to see this?
“Views expressed are my own” won’t stop them being embarrassed or change the opinions they form.
Would a newspaper publish this?
If the answer is no, it probably breaks libel or defamation law.
Am I 100% certain this is acceptable?
If in doubt, leave it out.
Before sharing or retweeting, would I write this myself and do I endorse it?
If the answer is no, don’t share it. By retweeting or sharing, you might as well be posting it yourself.
How would I feel if someone wrote this about me?
If you wouldn’t like it, don’t post it.
THE SMALL PRINT
We hope you’ll never need to refer to this, but below is our policy for dealing with malicious communications.
Insulting, offensive, obscene, injurious or false content can be dangerous and harmful to people’s wellbeing and reputation as well as bringing the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League or your club into disrepute.
We will not tolerate any malicious communications, harassment or discrimination through social media.
Do not use social media to make malicious, insulting, offensive, obscene or false statements regarding our players, coaches, officials, volunteers or spectators.
This applies regardless of whether
The Six Top Tips are there to prevent the below!
REPORT A BREACH
If you have witnessed a breach of this Code of Conduct and wish to make a complaint, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best to block the person posting too!
The YCB have also issued the following guidelines on the misuse of social media.
Clubs are expected/required to ensure that all their members are aware of the misuse of social and other media as outlined below and be aware of the possible consequences faced by individuals and/or the club if such misuse happens.
Any public or circulated comment brought to the attention of the Club/League/Board in any form of social media ( e.g. Websites, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs etc. ) or in the general media ( e.g. press, radio, television, general websites , club programmes etc. ) that is detrimental to the club, league , officials , players or the Game in general by a League/Club Officer , Officials , Players , Club Member or someone acting on their behalf may be viewed as Unsatisfactory Conduct under the Yorkshire Cricket Board Disciplinary Code and Procedures and therefore is a disciplinary offence and may result in due disciplinary procedure against the Individual(s) or Club.
It can be viewed as a secondary offence to re-send or re-circulate any such detrimental comments and as primary offence to ask someone to do this on your behalf and this will be treated as Unsatisfactory Conduct and can be treated as a disciplinary offence in its own right