We all benefit from the digital world – it’s a good place when used appropriately.
Ordering a pair of shinpads, getting team results, communicating a change of venue, promoting an end-of-season BBQ, the latest England team news, coaching tips, booking a referee course or setting up a club website…they’re all positive.
The FA encourages the appropriate use of social media to help run your teams and leagues, communicate with players (via their parents/carers when under-16), and appoint referees, log results and much more.
Whatever way we communicate, safeguarding principles remain the same. Retaining boundaries is just as important online as it is offline.
Remember we all create our own digital footprint every time we post comments, photos and videos. Be sure before you post. If you wouldn’t say or do something face-to-face – then don’t do it online.
If you have a role in football then always make sure communications are relevant to your role – focus on the football, don’t share personal info or comments.
Safer Internet Day 2021 - Tuesday 9 February
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
This year the campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
You can find out more by following the link below:
Check out the following resources which support this campaign: