Social media can be a fun tool to communicate with friends and family about things that are going on in your life. However, it can also provide more information than you realize about yourself and others. For this reason, AYSO advises parents to be mindful of what they post on their social media profiles, regardless if those profiles are public or private.
In accordance to AYSO’s Safe Haven Electronic Communication and Social Media Policy, inappropriate postings that divulge the identity of minors are not permitted. Inappropriate postings include posting:
- First and last name of a minor
- Name and location of player
- Team rosters with names and contact information
When posting photos of AYSO players, other than your own child(ren), we advise you to check with the other child’s parents before posting. Do not post identifiable information of children other than your own.
If you question whether the posting is appropriate, it is probably in the best interest of the player to not post the image. We depend on our AYSO community to help provide a safe haven for all AYSO players.
AYSO National Office