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Wildfire Policies

WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY PARENT CONTRACT, CODE OF ETHICS AND HANDBOOK

***Please read carefully*** 

When you sign your USAV player’s commitment form you are agreeing to all terms listed on this contract. You also acknowledge that the terms cannot be changed by any other contract verbal or written outside of this document. Acting according to the rules and regulations of the USAV and Wildfire Volleyball Academy you are committing to:


 Being responsible for transporting my child and/or children to and from tournament venues
 Make proper arrangements for my child to be at club practices and competitions
 Being courteous to other athletes and parents both from our organization and others
 Displaying sportsmanship at all times
 Never getting involved in the coaching and training of my child and her team mates ( this clause has no exceptions)
 Never screaming instructions to my child during play and practices( remember your young athlete is there to train and learn and you singling them out for every error they make puts a lot of pressure on them )
 Never act rudely or protest to referee’s, score keepers, lines persons, other players and coaches
 Never Getting involved in disorderly conduct, drunkenness, fist fights or any kind of activity that is either illegal or just plain embarrassing
 Speaking in a derogatory form about other teams, Clubs or Athletes.
 Making Payments on time and according to written agreement.
 Being supportive of coaches’ decisions and being aware that I am paying for training and not for playing time. I am also aware that I am in no way being guaranteed playing time for my daughter.

Dispute Resolution Policy

Dispute/Grievance Procedure

 Wildfire Volleyball Academy fully comprehends the value of parent involvement and encourages our parents to offer feedback whether positive or negative, but to do so in a respectful way. The below procedure is designed to help athletes and parents with questions, concerns, or problems that may occur during the course of the season. It ensures open and honest communication between all parties involved.

  1. 24-hour rule: If the athlete or parent has a concern arising from a tournament or practice that needs to be addressed, they must wait at least 24 hours after the conclusion of the event to discuss the issue with the head coach. We trust that parents will be timely in communicating with coaches regarding potential issues that would distract that coach from their primary objective of coaching the team.

  2. Don’t approach the coach immediately prior to the start of practice, the coach must focus on the athletes’ and the training required during practice.

  3. The athlete must first ask for a meeting with the coach to discuss the issue at hand. In the case of players on 13’s or younger teams, the parents may request the meeting, in which the athlete, parent and coach must be present.

  4. If the issue is unresolved, the parents may ask for a meeting between themselves, the athlete, and the coach to discuss the issue. The meeting should take place at a location considered adequate for a private discussion agreed upon by both the parent and coach – NOT at a tournament and/or practice.

  5. If the issue is unresolved, the parent may ask for a meeting with the club director, the head coach, and the athlete. The meeting should take place at a location considered adequate for private discussion, agreed upon by the parent, coach, and director and during a scheduled time away from practice or a tournament is appropriate. The decision of the club director at this point is FINAL.

 

It is essential that our parents serve as a support system for our club, players and coaches. To ask this, we, as the club director, staff, and coaches need to be available to empower parents and athletes with information and ensure understanding. When all parties share time together, the potential conflict creates a greater opportunity to learn from each other different strategies in how all parties can communicate effectively and be more congruent in cultivating a positive experience for our athletes.

 

WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY RELEASE AND REFUND POLICY

By committing to play at Wildfire Volleyball Academy under USAV rules you are committing to the full amount due for the Club Season in full. The Club Season full amount is defined as the Deposit due August 15th of the season year plus every monthly payment described in the athlete’s program from September to June of the Club season year. You are accountable for the full amount unless otherwise specified in writing and notarized by Ore Pablos (Club Director). Any Athlete leaving a team in the middle of the season is still responsible for the fee in full for the whole season. Wildfire Volleyball Academy will not release any athletes until the athlete’s financial commitment is met or excused.

In case of injuries Wildfire Volleyball Academy will review per case and has the option to suspend payments while athlete recovers.  No release for USAV or AAU will be issued since it is assumed the athlete cannot play due to said injuries.


Wildfire Volleyball Academy Payment Commitment

By committing to play to a team in Wildfire Volleyball Academy you are committing and are responsible for the full payment of your program (National, State Black, and State Red).  Athletes and parents certify and understand that they are taking a spot on a team. These roster spots are limited and budgets for the teams have been calculated based on these roster spots.  Committing to a team is committing in full to the spot you are taking, The full payment is the total amount of the cost of the season.  The Total amount for the season is divided into the deposit plus all monthly payments due for the program.  You also clearly understand and agree that failing to carry out full financial responsibility by the parent/athlete will result  in legal action against the delinquent party including all legal and court charges.

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICIES

Covered Organizations/LAOs are required to implement the following athlete abuse prevention policies

To satisfy these requirements, USA Volleyball provides these policies to USAV member clubs. Clubs may choose to implement stricter standards.  

SafeSport Club Policies 

  1. One-on-One Interactions, including meetings and individual training sessions (Clubs are required to establish reasonable procedures to limit one-on one interactions, as set forth in federal law)

  2. Massages and rubdowns/athletic training modalities Locker rooms and changing areas

  3. Social media and electronic communications

  4. Local travel

  5. Team travel

 

These policies shall apply to the following: 

  1. Adult members at a facility that is either partially or fully under the jurisdiction of a FLORIDA REGION CLUB

  2. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors

  3. Any adult authorized by FLORIDA REGION CLUB that may have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor

  4. Adult staff and board members of a FLORIDA REGION CLUB

 

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy)


 

POLICY 1 - ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTIONS

Observable and interruptible

One-on-one interactions between a minor athlete and an Applicable Adult (who is not the minor’s legal guardian) at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of a FLORIDA REGION CLUB are permitted if they occur at an observable and interruptible distance by another adult.

One-on-one interactions between minor athletes and an Applicable Adult (who is not the minor’s legal guardian) at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of a Covered Organization/LAO are prohibited, except in the circumstances described in meetings with mental health care professionals and health care providers  of this section and under emergency circumstances. 

Meetings between Applicable Adults and minor athletes at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of a FLORIDA REGION CLUB may only occur if another adult is present, except under emergency circumstances. Such meetings must occur where interactions can be easily observed and at an interruptible distance from another adult. 

If a one-on-one meeting takes place in an office at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of a FLORIDA REGION CLUB, the door to the office must remain unlocked and open. If available, it will occur in an office that has windows, with the windows, blinds, and/or curtains remaining open during the meeting. 

Meetings with mental health care professionals and health care providers 

If a mental health care professional and/or health care provider meets with minor athletes at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of  FLORIDA REGION CLUB, a closed-door meeting may be permitted to protect patient privacy provided that: 

The door remains unlocked and another adult is present at the facility.

The other adult is advised that a closed-door meeting is occurring written legal guardian consent is obtained in advance by the mental health care professional and/or health care provider, with a copy provided to the organization. 

 Individual training sessions 

Individual training sessions between Applicable Adults and minor athletes are permitted at a facility partially or fully under the jurisdiction of FLORIDA REGION CLUB if the training session is observable and interruptible by another adult. It is the responsibility of the Applicable Adult to obtain the written permission of the minor’s legal guardian in advance of the individual training session if the individual training session is not observable and interruptible by another adult. Permission for individual training sessions must be obtained at least every six months. Parents, guardians, and other caretakers must be allowed to observe the training session.

POLICY 2 - MASSAGES AND RUBDOWNS/ATHLETIC TRAINING MODALITIES

Any massage or rubdown/athletic training modality performed at a facility or a training or competition venue under the jurisdiction of FLORIDA REGION CLUB must be conducted in an open and interruptible location. Any massage of a minor athlete must be done with at least one other adult present and must never be done with only the minor athlete and the person performing the massage or rubdown/athletic training modality in the room.

LOCKER ROOMS AND CHANGING AREAS

Non-exclusive facility

If FLORIDA REGION CLUB  uses a facility not fully under their jurisdiction (for, e.g., training or competition or similar events) and the facility is used by multiple constituents, Applicable Adults in categories 1 through 4 are nonetheless required to adhere to the rules set forth herein. What are Applicable Adults in categories 1-4? Was that what was referenced in the beginning? If so, they would need to be numbered 1-4 for reference.

Use of recording devices

Use of any device’s (including a cell phone’s) recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras in locker rooms, changing areas, or similar spaces at a facility under the jurisdiction of  FLORIDA REGION CLUB  is prohibited. Exceptions may be made for media and championship celebrations, provided that such exceptions are approved by the FLORIDA REGION CLUB and two or more Applicable Adults are present.

Undress

Under no circumstances shall an unrelated Applicable Adult at a facility under the jurisdiction of  FLORIDA REGION CLUB intentionally expose his or her breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals to a minor athlete.

One-on-one interactions

Except for athletes on the same team, at no time are unrelated Applicable Adults permitted to be alone with a minor athlete in a locker room or changing area when at a facility under the partial or full jurisdiction of  FLORIDA REGION CLUB , except  under emergency circumstances.

If FLORIDA REGION CLUB is using a facility that only has a single locker room or changing area, separate times will be designated for use by Applicable Adults, if any.

Monitoring

FLORIDA REGION CLUB will regularly and randomly monitor the use of locker rooms and changing areas at facilities under their jurisdiction to ensure compliance with these policies.

POLICY 3 - SOCIAL MEDIA & ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

As part of FLORIDA REGION CLUB emphasis on athlete safety, all electronic communications between a coach and athlete must be professional in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities.

 

Content

 

All electronic communication originating from Applicable Adults to minor athletes must be professional in nature.

 

Open and transparent

 

Absent emergency circumstances, if an Applicable Adult with authority over minor athletes needs to communicate directly with a minor athlete via electronic communications (including social media), another Applicable Adult or the minor athlete’s legal guardian will be copied.

If a minor athlete communicates to an Applicable Adult (with authority over the minor athlete) privately first, said Applicable Adult should respond to the minor athlete with a copy to another Applicable Adult or the minor athlete’s legal guardian.

When an Applicable Adult with authority over minor athletes communicates electronically to the entire team, said Applicable Adult will copy another adult.

Minor athletes may “friend” the organization’s official page.

Facebook, Myspace, blogs, and similar sites

Coaches may not have athletes of FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Team join a personal social media page. Athlete members and parents can friend the official FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Team page and coaches can communicate to athlete members though the site. All posts, messages, text, or media of any kind between coach and athlete must be professional in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities or for team-oriented motivational purposes.

Twitter, instant messaging and similar media

 

Coaches and athletes may “follow” each other. All posts between coach and athlete must be for the purpose of communicating information about team activities.

 

Email and similar/electronic communications

 

Athletes and coaches may use email to communicate. All email content between coach and athlete must be professional in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities. Where the coach is a staff member and/or volunteer, email from a coach to any athlete should come from the club website email center (the coach’s return email address will contain “@CLUB.com”).

 

Texting and similar electronic communications

 

Texting is allowed between coaches and athletes. All texts between coach and athlete must be professional and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities.

 

Electronic imagery

 

From time to time, digital photos, videos of practice or competition, and other publicly obtainable images of the athlete – individually or in groups – may be taken. These photos and/or videos may be submitted to local, state or national publications, used in club videos, posted on club or club associated websites, or offered to the club families seasonally on disc or other electronic form. It is the default policy of FLORIDA REGION CLUB to allow such practices as long as the athlete or athletes are in public view and such imagery is both appropriate and in the best interest of the athlete and the club. Imagery must not be contrary to any rules as outlined in FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Participant Safety Handbook.

 

Request to discontinue all electronic communication or imagery

 

The parents or guardians of an athlete may request in writing that their child not be contacted by any form of electronic communication by coaches or Applicable Adults subject to this policy. (Photography or videography). The FLORIDA REGION CLUB will abide by any such request that their minor athlete not be contacted via electronic communication, absent emergency circumstances.

 

Misconduct

 

Social media and electronic communications can also be used to commit misconduct (e.g., emotional, sexual, bullying, harassment, and hazing). Such communications by coaches, staff, volunteers, administrators, officials, parents or athletes will not be tolerated and are considered violations of our Participant Safety Handbook.

 

Violations

 

Violations of FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy should be reported to your immediate supervisor, a FLORIDA REGION CLUB administrator or a member of FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Participant Safety Committee for evaluation. Complaints and allegations will be addressed under FLORIDA REGION CLUB’s Disciplinary Rules and Procedure.

LOCAL TRAVEL & TEAM TRAVEL

 

This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors

  2. Any adult authorized FLORIDA REGION CLUB to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor – This sentence doesn’t necessarily make sense

  3. Adult staff and board members FLORIDA REGION CLUB  
     

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy)

 

POLICY 4 - LOCAL TRAVEL

Local travel consists of travel to training, practice, and competition that occurs locally and does not include coordinated overnight stay(s).

Transportation

Applicable Adults who are not also acting as a legal guardian, shall not ride in a vehicle alone with an unrelated minor athlete, absent emergency circumstances, and must have at least two minor athletes or another adult at all times, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the minor athlete’s parent/legal guardian in advance of each local travel.



 

POLICY 5 - TEAM TRAVEL

Team travel is travel to a competition or other team activity that the organization plans and supervises.

Team/competition travel

When only one Applicable Adult and one minor athlete travel to a competition, the minor athlete must have his/her legal guardian’s written permission in advance and for each competition to travel alone with said Applicable Adult.

Hotel Room

Regardless of gender, a coach shall not share a hotel room or other sleeping arrangements with a minor player. (Unless coach is the parent, guardian or sibling of the player) However, a parent/legal guardian may consent to such an arrangement in advance and in writing. Furthermore, a parent/legal guardian may consent in advance and in writing to the minor athlete sharing a hotel room or other sleeping arrangement with an adult athlete

Coach or his/her designee will establish a curfew by when all players must be in their hotel rooms in a supervised location. Regular monitoring and curfew checks will be made to each room by at least two properly background screened adults. At no time should one adult be present in room with minor players, regardless of gender. 

Team personnel should ask hotel to block adult pay per view channels.

Meetings

Meetings shall be conducted consistent with the FLORIDA REGION CLUB policy for one-on-one interactions

Individual meetings between coach and player may not occur in hotel sleeping rooms and must be held in public setting or with additional adults present with one of those adults being the same gender as the player. 

TRAVEL POLICY FOR WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

Travel Policy for Wildfire Volleyball Academy
Wildfire Volleyball Academy has some teams that travel regularly to play in
tournaments, has some teams where travel is limited to a few events per season, and
some teams where there is no travel other than local travel to and from our own area.
Wildfire Volleyball Club prohibits all types of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional
abuse, bullying, threats, harassment and hazing, all as described in the USA Volleyball
SafeSport Handbook. Wildfire Volleyball Club has established policies to guide our
travel, minimize one-on-one interactions and reduce the risk of abuse or misconduct.
Adherence to these travel guidelines will increase player safety and improve the
player’s experience while keeping travel a fun and enjoyable experience.
We distinguish between travel to training, practice and local tournaments (“local travel”)
and team travel involving an overnight stay (“team travel”).
Local Travel
Local travel occurs when Wildfire Volleyball Club does not sponsor, coordinate or
arrange for travel.
● Players and/or their parents/guardian are responsible for making all
arrangements for local travel. The team and its coaches, managers or
administrators should avoid responsibility for arranging or coordinating local
travel. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to ensure the person
transporting the minor player maintains the proper safety and legal requirements,
including but not limited to: a valid driver’s license, automobile liability insurance,
a vehicle in safe working order, and compliance with applicable state laws.
● The employees, coaches and/or volunteers of Wildfire Volleyball Club or one of
its teams, who are not also acting as a parent, should not drive alone with an
unrelated minor player.
Team Travel
Team travel is overnight travel that occurs when Wildfire Volleyball Club or one of its
teams or designees sponsors, coordinates or arranges for travel so that our team can
compete locally, regionally or nationally. Because of the greater distances, coaches,
staff, volunteers and chaperones will often travel with the players.
● When possible, Wildfire Volleyball Club will provide reasonable advance notice
before team travel. Travel notice will also include designated team hotels for
overnight stays as well as a contact person within Wildfire Volleyball Club or the
team. This individual will be the point of contact to confirm your intention to travel
and to help with travel details.
● Regardless of gender, a coach shall not share a hotel room or other sleeping
arrangements with a minor player (unless the coach is the parent, guardian or
sibling of the player).
● The coach or his/her designee will establish a curfew by when all players must
be in their hotel rooms or in a supervised location. Regular monitoring and curfew
checks will be made of each room by at least two properly background screened
adults. At no time should only one adult be present in a room with minor players,
regardless of gender.
● Team personnel shall ask hotels to block adult pay per view channels.
● Individual meetings between a coach and a player may not occur in hotel
sleeping rooms and must be held in public settings or with additional adults
present, with at least one of those adults being the same gender as the player.
● Family members who wish to stay in the team hotel are permitted and
encouraged to do so.
● The team will make every effort to accommodate reasonable parental requests
when a child is away from home without a parent. If any special arrangements
are necessary for your child, please contact the team personnel who can either
make or assist with making those arrangements.
● No coach or chaperone shall at any time be under the influence of drugs or
alcohol while performing their coaching and/or chaperoning duties.
● In all cases involving travel, parents have the right to transport their minor player.
● Prior to any travel, coaches will endeavor to make players and parents aware of
all expectations and rules. Coaches will also support chaperones and/or
participate in the monitoring of the players for adherence to curfew restrictions
and other travel rules.
● If disciplinary action against a player is required while the player is traveling
without his/her parents, then except where immediate action is necessary,
parents will be notified before any action is taken, or immediately after.
Suggested Additional Policies
The following policies are additional guidelines for developing a travel policy based on
the club’s preferences and needs.
● Players are expected to remain with the team at all times during the trip. Players
are not to leave the competition venue, the hotel, restaurant or any other place
at which the team has gathered without the permission/knowledge of the coach
or chaperone.
● When visiting public places such as shopping malls, movie theatres, etc.,
players will stay in groups of no less than three persons. Athletes 12 and under
will be accompanied by a chaperone.
● Safety Policies
o Additional guidelines to be established as needed by the coaches;
o Supervised team room provided for relaxation and recreation;
o Respect the privacy of each other;
o Only use hotel rooms with interior entrances;
o Must wear seatbelts and remain seated in vehicles;
● Behavior Policies
o Be quiet and respect the rights of teammates and others in the hotel;
o Be prompt and on time;
o Develop cell phone usage guidelines;
o Develop computer usage guidelines including social media;
o Respect travel vehicles;
o Establish travel dress code;
o Use appropriate behavior in public facilities, including language;
o Establish two different curfews – in own rooms and lights out;
o Must stay in assigned hotel room; and
o Needs and well-being of the team come first
● Financial
o No room service without permission
o Players are responsible for all incidental charges
o Players are responsible for any damages or thievery at hotel;
o Players must participate in contracted group meals; and
o Communicate travel reimbursement information and policies.
● General
o Establish fair trip eligibility requirements;
o Establish age guidelines for travel trips;
o Parent(s) responsible for getting player(s) to stated departure point; and
o Requirements for families to attend “Team Travel Tournaments.”
Code of Conduct / Honor Code
USA Volleyball strongly suggests clubs to create a Code of Conduct or Honor Code as
a companion document to team travel policies.
Recommended:
a. Team members will display proper respect and sportsmanship toward coaches,
officials, administrator, teammates, fellow competitors and the public at all times.
b. Team members and staff will refrain from any illegal or inappropriate behavior
that would detract from a positive image of the team or be detrimental to its
performance objectives.
c. The possession or use of alcohol or tobacco products by any athlete is
prohibited.
d. The possession, use or sale/distribution of any controlled or illegal substance or
any form of weapon is strictly forbidden.
e. Team members are reminded that when competing in tournaments, traveling on
trips and attending other club-related functions, they are representing both
themselves and Wildfire Volleyball Club. Athlete behavior must positively reflect
the high standards of the club.
For Consideration:
a. Failure to comply with the Honor Code as set forth in this document may result in
disciplinary action. Such discipline by include, but may not be limited to:
i. Dismissal from the trip and immediate return home at the athlete’s
expense;
ii. Disqualification from future tournaments, either local or traveling;
iii. Financial penalties;
iv. Dismissal from team; and/or
v. Penalties set forth in the USA Volleyball Participant Code of Conduct,
which may include a lifetime ban.
b. Players are to refrain from inappropriate physical contact at team activities.
c. Players are to refrain from the use of inappropriate language.

BROWARD WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Introduction
Broward Wildfire Volleyball recognizes that access to technology in Broward Wildfire Volleyball gives athletes, parents and coaches greater opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. We are committed to helping athletes develop 21st-century technology and communication skills.
To that end, this Acceptable Use Policy outlines the guidelines and behaviors that users are expected to follow when using any type of technologies .
● Athletes, parents and Staff are expected to follow the same rules for good behavior and respectful conduct online as offline.
● Misuse of social media can result in disciplinary action.
● BROWARD WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL makes a reasonable effort to ensure Athletes’ safety and security online, but will not be held accountable for any harm or damages that result from misuse of social media technologies.
We encourage Staff, Athletes, and other Broward Wildfire Volleyball community members to use social networking/media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) as a way to connect with others, share educational resources, create and curate educational content, and enhance the gym experience. While social networking is fun and valuable, there are some risks you should keep in mind when using these tools. In the social media world, the lines are blurred between what is public or private, personal or professional.
We've created these social networking/media guidelines for you to follow when representing the Broward Wildfire Volleyball in the virtual world.
Please do the following:
Use good judgment
● We expect you to use good judgment in all situations.
● You must know and follow the Broward Wildfire Volleyball’s Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy.
● Regardless of your privacy settings, assume that all of the information you have shared on your social network is public information.
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Be respectful
● Always treat others in a respectful, positive and considerate manner.
Be responsible and ethical
● If you are approved to represent the Broward Wildfire Volleyball, unless you are specifically authorized to speak on behalf of the Broward Wildfire Volleyball as a spokesperson, you should state that the views expressed in your postings, etc. are your own. Stick with discussing Broward Wildfire Volleyball-related matters that are within your area of responsibility.
● Be open about your affiliation with the Broward Wildfire Volleyball and the role/position you hold.
Be a good listener
● Keep in mind that one of the biggest benefits of social media is that it gives others another way to talk to you, ask questions directly and to share feedback.
● Be responsive others when conversing online. Provide answers, thank people for their comments, and ask for further feedback, etc.
● Always be doing at least as much listening and responding as you do "talking."
Don't share the following:
Confidential information
● Do not publish, post or release information that is considered confidential or not public. If it seems confidential, it probably is. Online "conversations" are never private. Do not use your birth date, address, and cell phone number on any public website.
Private and personal information
● To ensure your safety, be careful about the type and amount of personal information you provide. Avoid talking about personal schedules or situations.
● NEVER give out or transmit personal information of Athletes, parents, or co-workers
● Don't take information you may receive through social networking (such as e-mail addresses, customer names or telephone numbers) and assume it’s the most up-to-date or correct.
● Always respect the privacy of the Broward Wildfire Volleyball community members.
Please be cautious with respect to:
Images
● Respect brand, trademark, copyright information and/or images of the Broward Wildfire Volleyball (if applicable).
● You may use photos and video (products, etc.) that are available on the Broward Wildfire Volleyball’s website.
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● It is generally not acceptable to post pictures of Athletes without the expressed written consent of their parents.
● Do not post pictures of others (co-workers, etc.) without their permission.
Other sites
● A significant part of the interaction on blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks involves passing on interesting content or linking to helpful resources. However, the Broward Wildfire Volleyball is ultimately responsible for any content that is shared. Don't blindly repost a link without looking at the content first.
● Pay attention to the security warnings that pop up on your computer before clicking on unfamiliar links. They actually serve a purpose and protect you and the Broward Wildfire Volleyball.
● When using Twitter, Facebook and other tools, be sure to follow their printed terms and conditions.
And if you don't get it right...
● Be sure to correct any mistake you make immediately, and make it clear what you've done to fix it.
● Apologize for the mistake if the situation warrants it.
● If it's a MAJOR mistake (e.g., exposing private information or reporting confidential information), please let someone know immediately so the Broward Wildfire Volleyball can take the proper steps to help minimize the impact it may have.
Netiquette
● Users should always use the Internet, network resources, and online sites in a courteous and respectful manner.
● Users should also recognize that among the valuable content online is unverified, incorrect, or inappropriate content. Users should use trusted sources when conducting research via the Internet.
● Users should also remember not to post anything online that they wouldn’t want parents, Staff, or future colleges or employers to see. Once something is online, it’s out there—and can sometimes be shared and spread in ways you never intended.
Personal Safety
If you see a message, comment, image, or anything else online that makes you concerned for your personal safety, bring it to the attention of an adult (Coach or staff if you’re at Broward Wildfire Volleyball; parent if you’re using the device at home) immediately.
● Users should never share personal information, including phone number, address, social security number, birthday, or financial information, over the Internet without adult permission.
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● Users should recognize that communicating over the Internet brings anonymity and associated risks, and should carefully safeguard the personal information of themselves and others.
Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. Harassing, dissing, flaming, denigrating, impersonating, outing, tricking, excluding, and cyber stalking are all examples of cyberbullying. Don’t be mean. Don’t send emails or post comments with the intent of scaring, hurting, or intimidating someone else.
Engaging in these behaviors, or any online activities intended to harm (physically or emotionally) another person, will result in severe disciplinary action and loss of privileges. In some cases, cyberbullying can be a crime. Remember that your activities are monitored and retained by others.
Examples of Acceptable Use
I will:
● Follow the same guidelines for respectful, responsible behavior online that I am expected to follow offline.
● Treat social media carefully, and alert staff if there is any problem with their operation.
● Encourage positive, constructive discussion if allowed to use communicative or collaborative technologies.
● Alert a teacher or other staff member if I see threatening/bullying, inappropriate, or harmful content (images, messages, posts) online.
● Be cautious to protect the safety of myself and others.
● This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Users should use their own good judgment when using social media
Examples of Unacceptable Use
I will not:
● Use social media in a way that could be personally or physically harmful to myself or others.
● Engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or disrespectful conduct toward others--staff or Athletes.
● Try to find ways to circumvent the Broward Wildfire Volleyball’s safety measures and filtering tools.
● Use language online that would be unacceptable in the gym.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Users should use their own good judgment when using social media.
Limitation of Liability
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BROWARD WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL will not be responsible for damage or harm to persons, files, data, or hardware.
Violations of this Acceptable Use Policy
Violations of this policy may have disciplinary repercussions, including:
● Suspension of volunteer privileges
● Removal from positions of leadership within BROWARD WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL.
● Removal of athlete parent or Coach from BROWARD WILDFIRE VOLLEYBALL.
● Additional consequences determined by Administration.