SOCIAL MEDIA & INTERNET POLICY
The Mountain Tigers Basketball Club expects its members to maintain a high level of professionalism and display appropriate behaviour at all times when using Social Media for any purposes involving basketball.
What is Social Media?
Social Media includes all internet-based publishing technologies. Most forms of Social Media are interactive, allowing authors, readers & publishers to connect and interact with one another. The published material can often be accessed by anyone. Forms of Social Media include, but not limited to, social or business networking sites (eg. Facebook, Linkedin), video &/or photo sharing websites (eg. YouTube, Flickr, Instagram), business/corporate and personal blogs, micro-blogs (eg. Twitter), chat rooms and forums &/or Social Media.
Social Media can be fun, helpful and dangerous
Comments, notes, and photos posted on Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter & on-line forums are usually constructive and positive. But negative comments and images, bullying, criticism and sexist remarks can be dangerous and harmful to people’s wellbeing, reputation and also the image of basketball as a sport.
How does this apply to Mountain Tigers members?
Mountain Tigers Basketball Club acknowledges its members have the right to contribute content on social network sites. However, inappropriate behaviour on such sites has the potential to tarnish the reputation of Club as well as its members. All members must refrain from posting, sending, forwarding or using in anyway inappropriate material which;
Could possibly cause insult / offence / intimidation or humiliation to Mountain Tigers Basketball Club or its members and associates of the wider basketball community.
May be considered defamatory to anyone involved in basketball.
Comments that may be seen to affect the reputation of the Club.
Any encouragement of inappropriate material such as liking, re-tweeting and general promoting of unacceptable behaviour.
Posting on all blogs/forums that reflect negatively on the Club or basketball and its participants in general.
What happens if I breach this policy?
All Mountain Tigers members are expected to comply with this policy at all times whilst a financial member of the Club. Any breach of this policy will be treated as a serious matter and will likely result in disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action includes but is not limited to;
Formal warning from the Mountain Tigers Executive committee
Suspension or termination of membership from Mountain Tigers Basketball Club
Referral to the Basketball Victoria Tribunal.
Each case will be assessed by the Mountain Tigers Executive committee on the individual circumstances and its merit.
Do not tolerate or condone poor Social Media behaviour or actions.
If you are aware of or observe poor Social Media behaviour or actions, do not accept it. There is no place for it in basketball and it will not be condoned. If you believe the breach is serious, you are encouraged to report it to a Club official or a member of the Mountain Tigers Committee.