Cyberbullying

The Team Meeting

Have a team meeting!

STEP 1

Convene a meeting with your players and their parents. Distribute the Hockey Canada/Kids Help Phone tip sheets that apply to your age group.

Kids (Initiation, Novice, Atom) – CLICK HERE

Teens (Peewee, Bantam, Midget) – CLICK HERE

Parents, coaches, administrators – CLICK HERE

Click Here for Additional Resources

STEP 2

Make players and parents aware of your team policy or team code, and your branch or minor hockey association policy.

SAMPLE CODE:

 

THE CODE TO ACCEPTABLE ONLINE BEHAVIOUR
ENTER YOUR TEAM OR ASSOCIATION HERE

Never treat someone online in a way that you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing face to face. As a team and minor hockey association, we will not tolerate negative treatment of others, especially online.

Participants are asked to respect that the dressing room and bus are a time to spend with their teammates – use of mobile devices that isolate you from this interaction are not recommended – any uncertainty regarding this area should be discussed with your coach.

Similarly, the dressing room and any off-ice training venue are team-specific. Devices that take the focus of an athlete away from the task at hand are NOT allowed.

Never share your passwords with anyone other than a trusted adult.

Never share your cellphone numbers or email addresses unless you know and trust the person.

Never share your personal information or photos in a chat room.

Never post, email or forward naked photos of yourself – or anyone else – to anyone.

Always stand up to bullying behaviour you see online

Always talk to a trusted adult about your online relationships and what you see online. If you are being cyberbullied or concerned that someone else is, you don’t have to deal with it alone.

Always protect yourself. If you think you or someone else is being harassed or threatened, make a copy of the message before you delete it. Internet service providers, cell phone service providers, and social networking websites like Facebook have terms of use that forbid bullying, harassing, malicious or illegal behaviour. Contact them so they can investigate the issue or remove the offending material.

 Approach the police when physical threats are involved or a crime has possibly been committed.

To download the code, CLICK HERE.

STEP 3

Make parents aware of the Hockey Canada cyberbullying webpage.

CLICK HERE to view.

STEP 4

Show cyberbullying PSAs.

Get Cyber Safe (Government of Canada) – CLICK HERE



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