You have a right to take part in sport and to do so safely and Rangers is committed to making sure that we provide a safe place for you to enjoy football. 

So, what are rights?

YOUR RIGHTS

Rights are a list of promises to children and young people to keep them safe. They are used to make sure you are treated fairly and looked after properly. When something is called a right, it means that nobody can take it away from you. It is yours, and is meant to protect you and help you have a good life. All rights are equally important and are connected to each other.

*For the purpose of all policies, procedures and safeguards, a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years

For more information on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) please use the link HERE.

We are also a supporter of the 5rights Foundation who exists to articulate the rights of children in the online world.

The 5Rights are:

  • The Right to Remove (easily remove what you have put there)
  • The Right to Know (who, what and why personal information about you is being used)
  • The Right to Safety and Support (from illegal or unpleasant and distressing online content)
  • The Right to Informed and Conscious Use (information to help you understand how to behave)
  • The Right to Digital Literacy (support you in gaining skills to use the online world effectively)

More information can be found using the link HERE.

TAKE CONTROL TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE ONLINE

  • Think carefully when creating your profile
  • Always set privacy and security settings high
  • Never share personal information (like your address, mobile phone number or school)
  • Think about who really are your friends (think carefully before accepting unknown friends)
  • Don’t send semi-naked or naked images of yourself or anyone else! (it’s a crime)
  • Never meet anyone face to face that you have only met online (without first speaking with a trusted adult about it)
  • Post positive comments; use appropriate positive language, share goals, accomplishments and inspirational stories
  • Keep the online and offline world balanced (maintain your personality and be in control)
  • Enjoy your networking safely
  • Seek help and/or advice if you are worried about something that you have seen or done online; we can help if we know what is going wrong

BULLYING

Bullying and/or cyber bullying can happen to any child. It’s not fair and no child should ever have to experience it. Remember you have the right to be protected from harm, mistreatment and violence.

Bullying can take many shapes and forms;

  • Physical – hitting, tripping, kicking
  • Emotional – name calling, teasing, putting down
  • Social – isolating, ignoring, spreading rumours
  • Cyber – abusive messages, online threats or exclusion

The effects of bullying can last into adulthood and may result in poor mental health and worst case self-harm or even suicidal thoughts. But one thing’s for sure…it makes you sad.

What can you do?

If you or someone you know is being bullied;

  • Try speaking to a trusted adult like a parent/carer, teacher or sports coach
  • Keep a diary of what has happened
  • Ask a friend to accompany you so that you are not alone in situations with the person doing the bullying behaviour
  • Seek out advice and information from any of the anti-bullying sites below

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/bullying/
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/
https://respectme.org.uk/

If you are ever worried about something try speaking to your parents/carer or another trusted adult. If you don’t want to do that, then why not contact Childline on 0800 1111.

GOING TO THE MATCH WITH YOUR MATES

ADVICE FOR PERSONAL SAFETY

Regardless of age, every child is welcome at our stadium and we will aim to make the experience a positive, enjoyable and safe one. At Rangers FC we fully accept our responsibility to promote, support and safeguard children’s wellbeing but we need you to be prepared also. Please see below advice if you are coming to the match with friends:

Plan how you will travel to and from the game (subway/train/bus/car/walk)

  • Consider peak travel times
  • Ensure you have sufficient money to pay for your ticket
  • Consider crowds and ‘away’ fans in the surrounding areas
  • Buddy up – meet mates to travel together

Make sure your mobile phone (if you have one) is charged and parent/carer numbers are stored.

Ensure your parent/carer is aware that you are attending the match and let them know what time you are likely to be home.

Do not interact and/or engage with individuals who may be disruptive or threatening on the way to and from the match.

Never bring prohibited items into any area of Ibrox stadium.

It’s a big busy place – if it’s your first time make sure you stick with your mates at all times and arrange a meeting place in case you become separated from the group.

If you are worried or simply lost your bearings whilst in the stadium; approach a Safeguarding Steward who will do their best to help you and/or reunite you with your mates.

Take responsibility – Be a good fan

  • Respect the players, manager, referee and of course our stadium
  • Support your team with appropriate songs, chants and encouragement
  • Conduct yourself in a way that keeps you and other fans safe

ENJOY THE MATCH