Cyber images have implicated many student athletes in inappropriate, illegal and compromised situations/positions yet few strategies have been developed to address these occurrences and the potentially dangerous outcomes. What will you do when someone brings forward photo images of your athletes in the presence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs, or involvement in out of character behaviors, which reflect strongly on your athletic program, your school or your community?
The American Athletic Institute has developed a Cyber Image Presentation/Policy to combat the ever increasing threats related to technological advancements. More and more educational institutions are dealing with images brought forth by community members, depicting student athletes using or in the presence of alcohol/drugs. A simple clause in your code of conduct puts the responsibility on every individual to make proper choices.