Social media is a great way for your members to connect and it’s also useful in raising the profile of your club. But, of course, there are risks attached.
Just remember that information you post online is in the public domain.
You need to be very careful when it comes to images and information about children or vulnerable adults.
There is more information about how to stay safe online on the NSPCC website.
NSPCC also have a template photography and filming consent form.
If you want to add images to your website and social media – or any other promotional work – and you choose not to use those of your members, there are royalty free snaps available.
You can download images from for free from Pixabay.
There is also a Consent Form in our Downloads section.
Social media policy
It’s also a good idea to have a social media policy.
Here are some examples:
- Child Protection in Sport Unit online e-safety policy
- Scottish Hockey media guidelines- – useful for your members
- Welsh Snooker social media policy- – geared towards employees and members