Dorset Taekwondo Social Media acceptable usage policy

Social Media acceptable usage policy

Dorset Taekwondo Association is a member of British Taekwondo (BT) and we comply with all the National Governing Body’s policies and procedures. This includes the acceptable usage of social media https://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/12-Use-of-Social-Networking-Sites.pdf

This policy applies to athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and parents or those with parental responsibility.

The key principles are set out below:

This policy includes all personal and professional websites, blogs, chat rooms and bulletin boards; social networks, such as Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter and My Space; mobile communication, video-sharing sites such as YouTube; and email.

Everyone involved in our club has a responsibility to safeguard both in and out of the training environment / dojang, this includes all our communications. Remember to act responsibly at all times and in the spirit of Taekwondo.

Everyone should refrain from publishing negative comments about other members, clubs, athletes or referees, and any controversial or potentially inflammatory subjects. No online communications should ever be hostile or harassing. Harassment is any offensive conduct based on a person`s race, sex, gender identity, national origin, colour, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, religion or any other status protected by law.

Please ensure you are not sharing copyrighted or borrowed material with citations and links. When publishing direct paraphrased quotes, thoughts, ideas, photos or videos, give credit to the original publisher or author.

The club will be responsible for reviewing responses to online posts and resolving any concerns before they are posted.

If you believe any social media content to be inappropriate and in breach of this policy it should not be shared and be must be reported to a DTA coaches for further action.