North Sydney Bears stands against cyber bullying
The recent words of NRL Chairman, Peter V’landy’s, in relation to online bullying have strongly resonated with the North Sydney Bears.
The corrosive impact of online bullying upon the individual cannot be underestimated. The Bears consider it’s time for all sporting organisations to take a more proactive approach in making it clear that this sort of behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated. The Bears are moving to adopt an anti-bullying policy.
The NRL has confirmed its support for campaigns that stop online bullying as it is “un-Australian” and “inhumane” as stated by Peter V’landys. The Board of the North Sydney Bears stands alongside the NRL’s policy and will not tolerate trolling, online bullying or pressure from keyboard warriors of the North Sydney Bears family: that includes, but is not limited to, our Players, Staff, Management, Volunteers, Members, Fans and Board.
The Club recognises that honest, open and robust facts-based debate remains an important element of any organisation. Our Members have a right to be heard. The Club continues to welcome feedback, advice, ideas and constructive criticism from its passionate Members and Fans alike. The recognised avenue for communicating these concerns is directly to the club via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. All communications will be reviewed and acknowledged within 3 business days.
Building a better Bears for now and the future is of the highest priority to the Club.
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On behalf of,
North Sydney Bears Board of Directors