Social Media Policy for Children

The children’s act defines anyone under 18 as a child.

Social Media Policy applies to all members of Caythorpe Cricket Club, but in particularly coaches, managers, team captains, team selectors, players and their parents.

 Contacting Under 18’s

  • All coaches/team captains/selectors should make arrangements for under 18s via their parents or carers; this includes text and email messages.
  • Coaches should not engage in individual text or email conversations with a 16 or 17 year old without their parent receiving the same messages from you.
  • All contact with children should be in relation to coaching, matches and cricket-related activity.

(CCC understands that in the case of over 16’s this may not be ideal for players and parents alike.  An acceptable exception to this rule is to text or email the parent/carer and to copy in the over 16 with the parent’s prior consent. This means the parent is able to monitor communications, while the over 16 receives the information directly. If a coach receives any responses that appear inappropriate they should be brought to the attention of the parent/carer).

 Coaches / Managers / Club should:

  • Have separate social media accounts for cricket-club related and personal use.
  • Keep photos and personal information private.
  • Apply the Codes of Conduct and appropriate professionalism to your behaviour via social media, text and email.
  • Obtain consent before posting any personal information online – this includes photographs where an individual can be identified.
  • Remember the picture/no name guidance for under 18’s

Coaches / Managers / Club should not:

  • Send text messages to juniors – make arrangements via their parents.
  • Send private messages to children and young people via social media.
  • Invite or accept children and young people to become “friends” on social media.
  • Send inappropriate text messages or post messages on social media that are offensive, nasty or derogatory in any way.

 Adult players in Open Age teams

Adult players in open age teams should be mindful of who may have access to material you share via social media, including Facebook, twitter and other platforms.


Updated 4th April 2016