The policy is a draft document.
Social media, blogs and chat room are all potentially dangerous places the site http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ provides some tips on how you can keep children and youth safe online.
While social media provides excellent tools for helping engage with members and the public, it can also present a number of risks such as:
The British Aikido Board has published the following supplementary documents to its Safeguarding policy:-
The Club adopts the governing body's guidance as provided in our constitution.
The purpose of this policy / document is to suggest how volunteers with Trafford Aikido Club, its parents and member's use social media in relation to the Club. This social media policy is seen as an extension of our Codes of Conduct.
Social media (including personal and professional websites, blogs, chat rooms and bulletin boards; social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram; video-sharing sites such as YouTube) are a common means of communication and self-expression and can be personal or reference others.
Everyone involved in our club has the responsibility to safeguard both in and away from the Dojo, this includes communications. It's essential that volunteers, members and Aikidoka make informed decisions about how they use the internet, mobile phone and email / message communications to protect our club and our people.
The Club has a website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Access to create/update pages & posts are restricted to appointed individuals in the Club. The purpose of these channels being to promote the club and provide information for both members and the public. Rarely is personal information used but when it is prior consent is obtained.
Communications: the Club uses Mailchimp to send information to parents for U16, those on the Senior mat and those who have signed up to the distribution list.
Parental consent is on the additional Membership application form – "Trafford Aikido will, from time to time, take photographs and videos solely to promote Aikido and the Club. No personal information will be published of those under 18. This is within the policy for use of images set out by the governing body the British Aikido Board. Others may not take images to prevent intrusive and inappropriate images being obtained."