Young players learn online do’s and don’ts
BRIGHT’S junior footballers were given a talk on social media use following their weekly training session last Thursday night.
The session was run by football development manager Zac Guilfoyle who said it was one of a number of programs AFL North East Border was able to deliver to local clubs to better educate young footballers.
“Whilst club’s and their coaches do a fantastic job with on field tutelage, it’s up to the game in general to better equip young players off the field,” he said.
“And while some people may suggest it’s too politicly correct, it’s a great op- portunity to inform the players of their responsibilities and commitment to the terms and conditions of registering to play football.
“Thursday night saw the Bright junior players engage in a common sense seminar of the do’s and do not’s of social media, how to identify cyber bullying, how to help a friend, and healthy screen time habits for home.”
Guilfoyle said AFLNEB are engaging all junior clubs in the Wangaratta and District Junior Football League to be a part of the program to hopefully minimise the potential for inappropriate use of social media locally.
They also have programs on vilification and discrimination.