Policy of the Month – April

Our Policy of the Month for April is the Social Media Policy!

This month we look at why a Social Media Policy exists, and why every club should have one in place.

During the current pandemic, clubs are looking to social media to engage with their members now, possibly more than ever.

Clubs need to consider a strategy for social media, and tools such as calendars and policies will assist clubs in successfully engaging with members.

All clubs and associations should have a Social Media Policy that promotes guidelines for responsible social media use and outlines how offensive or discriminatory comments will be dealt with and disciplined if appropriate.

The real effect of a social media policy is to let all your members know their rights and responsibilities in any social media forum, including if they make comments or posts that contradict your club or association’s code of behaviour or conduct.

Where appropriate, clubs should check with their state/national body first, to see what they have in place.

Talk to us if your club needs assistance with a Social Media Policy or requires templates or resources.

Play by the Rules has a Social Media Policy template you can use as a starting point in developing your own Social Media Policy. 

You can download the Social Media Policy template.