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Code of Conduct - Media

  • Provide coverage of young people’s competitive and non-competitive sport as well as reporting adult sport.
  • Be aware of the differences between adult sport, professional sport and modified sports programs for young people.
  • Don’t highlight isolated incidents of inappropriate sporting behaviour.
  • Focus upon a young rider’s fair play and honest effort.
  • Do not place unfair expectations on young people. They are not miniature professionals.
  • Describe and report on the problems of young people participating in organised sport.
  • Focus on the abilities and not the disabilities of young people.
  • Avoid reinforcing stereotypical views on the involvement of boys/girls in particular sports.
  • Give equal time and space to reporting boys and girls sports.
  • Familiarise yourself with the National Junior Sport Policy.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

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