THE CODE TO ACCEPTABLE ONLINE BEHAVIOUR
Never treat someone online in a way that you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing face to face. As a team and minor hockey association, we will not tolerate negative treatment of others, especially online.
Participants are asked to respect that the dressing room and bus are a time to spend with their teammates – use of mobile devices that isolate you from this interaction are not recommended – any uncertainty regarding this area should be discussed with your coach.
Similarly, the dressing room and any off-ice training venue are team-specific. Devices that take the focus of an athlete away from the task at hand are NOT allowed.
Never share your passwords with anyone other than a trusted adult.
Never share your cellphone numbers or email addresses unless you know and trust the person.
Never share your personal information or photos in a chat room.
Never post, email or forward naked photos of yourself – or anyone else – to anyone.
Always stand up to bullying behaviour you see online
Always talk to a trusted adult about your online relationships and what you see online. If you are being cyberbullied or concerned that someone else is, you don’t have to deal with it alone.
Approach the police when physical threats are involved or a crime has possibly been committed.