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Use of social media

It’s essential that everyone involved in our great game makes informed decisions about how they use the internet, social media, mobile phone and email communications – particularly when children and young people are involved. Please see the guidance below. 

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We would like to remind our clubs, leagues, match officials, parents and volunteers about their responsibility on social media. Leagues and clubs are responsible for ensuring all content hosted on their websites, social network areas and any associated message boards or blogs abide by the Rules and Regulations of The Football Association.

Social media abuse and trolling is not accepted by the Amateur FA. Any continual trolling or messages deemed to be abusive will be blocked. 

Please remember that when you communicate online, anyone can see and view these messages, including under 18's. All groups and individuals listed above have a role to play in making sure safeguarding is a priority and that you are creating a positive environment within football.


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