Social Media Policy
Charleston Junior Football and Junior Cheer League recognize the importance of the Internet in shaping the public’s perception of our organization. CJFL also recognizes the importance of our Board members, coaches, and volunteers in leading and setting the tone of social media interactions in a manner that advances our mission and goals.
As such, CJFL is instituting a new Social Media Policy that applies to all Board members, coaches and parents. This Social Media Policy applies to all social media content posted by CJFL members in their professional and personal capacity to the extent such content is related to CJFL.
All CJFL Board Members and Coaching staff shall abide by the following guidelines when using social media:
Be positive and respectful, and always take the high road. When disagreeing with others’ opinions, remain appropriate and polite. If you find yourself in a situation online that is becoming antagonistic, ask the Charleston JFL Board for advice on how to disengage from the dialogue in a polite and respectful manner that reflects well on Charleston JFL.
If you choose to ‘friend’ members of your team, remember that they are easily influenced and will look to you as a role model in their life. Take all appropriate actions to ensure that you are a positive influence to them.
Do not post content that would harm Charleston JFL’s reputation. Remember that even while you are on your own personal time, you are a representative of Charleston JFL, and people may interpret your online postings or social interactions as though they were official Charleston JFL statements.
Use good judgment when posting comments on any official Charleston JFL sites. Bear in mind that your comments can create liability for Charleston JFL. If you are unsure whether a comment is appropriate to post, either do not post it or obtain prior approval from the Board.
Be smart about what you publish. Once something is posted, it exists online forever. Ask yourself, ”would I want to see this published in the newspaper or posted on a billboard tomorrow or ten years from now?” If the answer is ”no,” do not post.
Encourage others to engage in positive interactions on social media. If you are concerned about any Charleston JFL Member’s use of social media, please bring your concerns to the attention of a member of the Charleston JFL Board.
Personally identifiable information of any player (or parent) on your team (information, such as a name and date of birth and/or a street address which, when taken together, can identify a particular individual) should not be disclosed in any manner on any social media site.
The CJFL Board of Directors shall have the authority to monitor and enforce this Social Media Policy. The CJFL Board of Directors, and any individual appointed by the Board of Directors, shall have the authority to remove any inappropriate or offensive comments from official CJFL sites and to block any individual or organization from posting on any official CJFL social media platform if they determine, in their sole discretion, that such removal or block is in the best interests of CJFL.
The failure of any CJFL Member to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be considered a violation of the CJFL Code of Conduct, and any Member who fails to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of such individual’s involvement in CJFL.