PAC Policies

Social Media- Guidance

The Internet & Social Media- Guidance

Members are strongly advised to exercise caution with regard to their use of Facebook and other social media platforms. Although the legal age for someone having a Facebook account is 13yrs, members must first consider their statutory obligations under the Children and Young Persons Act when they are in a position of trust or care.

Members should refrain from posting images of children or young people on any social media platform or otherwise, without the written permission of their parents or legal guardians.

If members record any media of children and young persons in their care, in a competition environment or otherwise, they should retain copies of the recordings and again should have the consent of their legal guardians.

Members and those who act on their behalf, should also apply due diligence to media recording by children and young people whilst they are in their custody or control.

Particular care should always be taken in all matters, which involve those under 18 years of age. You should also consider the possibility of legal proceedings.