Social Network Policy

ALASKA GOLD BASKETBALL PROGRAM

SOCIAL NETWORK POLICY

As a student-athlete and member of the Alaska Gold Basketball Program, you represent the program and are subject to public scrutiny. While social networking on websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Instagram and Twitter are great ways to communicate, express yourself and connect with others, student- athletes must understand that the information and pictures that they post, or others post about them, may adversely impact their personal safety, reflect poorly on their personal or public character and potentially undermine their efforts at participating in high school and/or college sports.

Inappropriate conduct on social networking websites includes, but is not limited to, comments, depictions or presentations of the following:

• Hazing
• Use of alcohol or drugs
• Defamatory comments, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, disrespecting a teammate, coach, referee, opponent, AK Gold administrator, or a parent/adult
• Partial or complete nudity
• Sexual conduct
• Possession of a weapon
• Obscene gestures

Student Athletes,

Exercise extreme caution before posting anything on a social network website. Understand that anything posted online is available to anyone in the world including parents, high school and college officials. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include but is not limited to:

• Restriction of participation
• Suspension from team/activities
• Dismissal from team

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