2018 NYF&C Bullying Policy

Updated Monday March 5, 2018 by Wally Haddick.

Newtown Youth Football & Cheer

Bullying & Social Media Policy

NYF&C is committed to providing a physically and emotionally safe environment for all our participants so they can play football and cheer in a secure atmosphere. Bullying/teasing of any kind is unacceptable on or off the field. This includes behavior during team related activities (e.g. practices and games) as well as interactions outside these activities. It also includes mean-spirited comments through texts and posts on social media. All players will be held accountable for their actions on and off the field and are responsible for reporting bullying to their coach.

What is teasing and bullying?

Teasing and bullying are deliberately hurtful behaviors, where it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves. The three main types are physical (e.g. hitting, kicking, theft), verbal (e.g. name calling, intimidating, racists remarks) or indirect (e.g. spreading rumors, ignoring, excluding). Additionally, taunts or insults on social media are considered bullying.

NYF&C Teasing/Bullying Procedures

This policy will be communicated to participants and parents at the beginning of each season. NYF&C will take all reports and concerns seriously and attempt to stop the behavior.

If teasing or bullying behavior occurs, it will be:

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Social Media Policy

Athletes, parents and coaches are expected to follow the same rules for good behavior and respectful conduct online as offline. Athletes and coaches are representing NYF&C at all times. They should use good judgement when posting comments and images online. They should be particularly mindful with images that include NYF&C apparel or uniforms. Misuse of social media can result in disciplinary action. 

2018 NYFC Bullying Policy.pdf