The Code of Conduct ensures all members and their families are fully aware of the required standards of behaviour. Failure to observe the code set down below couldlead to either suspension or expulsion from the Club.
Policy on Cyberbullying and Social Networks
Coaches, referee mentors, club officials and others in a position of trust in football need to act responsibly both on and off the field and this includes the use of electronic communications. The club suggest that as a general principle coaches, managers etc should avoid using social networking sites as the primary way of communicating with players.
WHFC will not tolerate ‘Direct’ or ‘Proxy’ Cyberbullying in any form. We expect ALL Club members to respect others and to take a stand against all forms of bullying.
Cyberbullying - when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, social networking sites, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Direct Cyberbullying - when a message is sent to children directly.
Proxy Cyberbullying - when the instigator uses others to help cyberbully the victim, either with or without the accomplice's knowledge.
If a registered player or Club member is found to be Cyberbullying another Football Club, player or Club member then full disciplinary procedures will be invoked which may result in that person being expelled from the Club.
These same disciplinary procedures apply equally to safeguard all adult Club members, managers, coaches, parents or guardians from any Club member who engages in, or condones bullying of any kind.
For a PDF copy of the FA’s guidelines with respect to the use of Social Networking sites' please click HERE