Young play­ers learn on­line do’s and don’ts

Alpine Observer - - Classifieds -

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.

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