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The Online Safety Statement of Commitment

The Rugby League Players Association have alongside 23 major sporting organisations from around Australia have teamed up with eSafety to sign The Online Safety Statement of Commitment. The statement takes aim at reducing the targeted online abuse of athletes, a cause that the RLPA are committed to tackling head on.

RLPA Chief Executive Officer Clint Newton said that the targeted online abuse of athletes had no place in Rugby League and ensuring athletes have the tools to support their online safety is vital.

“The instances of targeted online abuse continues to grow and ensuring our male and female players have the tools to navigate this space is critical.

“As an organisation we are committed to working with eSafety to manage the risk of online abuse in sport and work toward keeping all Australians safe online.”

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant spoke of the seriousness of online safety and thanked the RLPA for joining The Online Safety Statement of Commitment.

“Serious and harmful online abuse compounds the daily racism, misogyny and homophobia many athletes already face and can have devastating impacts on their wellbeing.

“I commend the RLPA in coming together to work with eSafety to manage and minimise the risk of online abuse in sport. We all need to work together, in athletic pursuits and online, to tackle these issues.” 

To find out more about how you can #PlayitFairOnline visit www.esafety.gov.au/sport   

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