Communication Policy

Melbourne Baseball Club members are expected to abide by the Baseball Victoria Communications Policy with regards to the use of social media.

Social media is a great way for club members to share positive information and stories on events and games. However, we wish to remind our players and supporters that social media is not the appropriate forum to make comments about individuals within or outside our club nor comment on the actions of other clubs or organisations. 

We refer you to the Baseball Victoria Social media policy available on their website:

http://www.baseballvictoria.com.au/Portals/34/Communications%20Policy%20-%20Members.pdf

What we ask you to do:
We expect our members to conduct themselves appropriately when using electronic communication to share information with other members or posting material on public websites connected to, or affiliated with Baseball Victoria. 

Electronic communication: 
should be restricted to club and or association matters must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person should respect and maintain the privacy of members must not bring the club and or association into disrepute.

Coaches and others who work with children and young people must direct electronic communication through the child’s parents.

Non-compliance:
Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member, as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct. This may also include being brought before the judiciary of the Baseball Victoria affiliated Association or League. 

Under certain circumstances, cyber bullying (e.g. bullying that is carried out through an internet service such as email, a chat room, discussion group, Facebook, twitter, instant messaging or website) is a criminal offence that can be reported to the police. 

In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain (e.g., Facebook, YouTube or Twitter) may be liable for defamation.

Thank you for your compliance.