Social Media Policy

Rivercity Softball Club Social Media Policy



1.  The following terms have these meanings in this Policy:

a) “Social Media” - The term that is applied broadly to computer-mediated communication media such as blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, and Twitter, etc.


b) “Member”- Individuals employed by or engaged in activities with Rivercity Softball Club, including but not limited to, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, officers, team managers, team captains, medical and paramedical personnel, administrators and employees.


c) “Case Manager” - The person or organization appointed by Rivercity Softball Club to oversee management and administration of complaints.



This Policy applies to all Members as defined in the Definitions.



Emerging online collaboration platforms are fundamentally changing the way we engage with each other. Rivercity Softball Club recognizes that there is value in online social media tools for connecting with members, friends, supporters and volunteers. Members of Rivercity Softball Club should be aware of the Social Media Policy. 



  1. Social Media conduct may be considered minor or major infractions at the discretion of the Case Manager:


  1. Posting a disrespectful, hateful, insulting, or otherwise negative comment on a personal blog, in a Facebook post or note, or as a Tweet on Twitter, that is directed at Members or at other persons connected with Rivercity Softball Club.
  2. Posting a disparaging or harmful comment on a personal blog, in a Facebook post or note, or as a Tweet on Twitter, that is directed at Rivercity Softball Club. 
  3. Creating or contributing to a Facebook group, webpage, blog, or online forum devoted solely or in part to promoting negative or disparaging remarks or commentary about Rivercity Softball Club. 
  4. Posting a picture, altered picture, or video on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, or other social medium that is harmful, disrespectful, insulting, or otherwise offensive, and that is directed at Members or at other persons connected with Rivercity Softball Club. 
  5. Any instance of cyber-bullying or cyber-harassment between one Member and another Member (including a teammate, coach, opponent, volunteer, or official), where incidents of cyber-bullying and cyber-harassment can include but are not limited to the following conduct on any social medium, via text-message, or via email: regular insults, negative comments, vexatious behaviour, pranks or jokes, threats, posing as another person, spreading rumours or lies, or other harmful behaviour.



  1. Members must be aware that their Social Media use may be monitored by Rivercity Softball Club and should be responsible for the content they post. 
  2. When using Social Media, a Member must model appropriate behaviour benefitting the Member’s status as a member of Rivercity Softball Club. 
  3. Removing content from Social Media after it has been posted (either publicly or privately) does not excuse the Member from a major or minor infraction, at the discretion of the Case Manager. 
  4. A Member who believes that the Social Media use by another member is inappropriate or may violate of Rivercity Softball Club's Social Media Policy should report the manner to Rivercity Softball Club. 

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