MSA WARNS OF CYBER BULLYING PROBLEM
General secretary says clubs need to play a role in avoiding abuse after race incidents
motorsport events. Equally there should be no room in our sport for abuse, aggression, intimidation or bullying online. This includes inciting, whether intentionally or unintentionally, ‘trial by social media’ following an incident.
“I am asking kart racing clubs and championships to be a first line of defence on tackling abuse. All clubs and championships have our full support. Where necessary, the MSA will act as a second line of defence to tackle such abuse through existing disciplinary processes.
“The MSA already has best practice guidelines for social media use, and I will commit to revise and update these. The MSA will also issue simple best practice guidance for everyone to consider when using social media to promote or discuss our sport.”
These latest guidelines will support the MSA’S Race‘n’respect campaign – launched last year – which is designed to create a positive atmosphere on and off the track. It’s based on values of respect, fair play, self-control, good manners and sincerity.