HelpCenter Topplayer1

Introduction

Last updated, 01 januari 2022

Sport is for everyone, our mission is to bring people together in one community and around the world with sports and activities. We want to stimulate people to get out of their homes, meet up with friends they haven’t seen in a while or make new friends by playing sports and doing an activity they enjoy. Participating in sports or simply just watching sports allows many to learn vital life lessons: humility, persistence, determination, teamwork, and courage.

Topplayer1 wants to give you the best experience when you join our community, it’s a new innovative way of connecting with each other; online and in real life. We will make sport more enjoyable and accessible for everyone, it doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete or because you want to be part of a group who share the same passion as you. Sport creates teamwork, which makes us work together and look past skin colour, gender, race, religion, flaws and imperfections because we are in it together. Sport is a language that people all over the world can speak.

Our sport community platform is also made for people with a disability. We give them the power to be in contact with each other and give them the mindset of a real Topplayer. We encourage people to play with or without disability and promote a high level of respect among players. We build this platform for everyone who love sport but also for all the members who just think it’s nice to meet new people, try new things, support and share a good time!

We want to make sure you’re getting all the things you need related to practicing any sport you like or are interested in. Sport is a concept that can be one of the most powerful forces in the world, it helps us to feel better, it improves health and well-being in general. Sport can also bring people together and help them overcome differences. It can be used as a form of education, to teach respect for one another, tolerance and peaceful coexistence. 

Don’t worry about your age. You can always find a sport that allows you to try, play and compete against your neighbors and friends. If you feel that you’re too old to do sport, you don’t want to be alone, or even if you just want to go out for a little bit, Topplayer1 can give you the motivation and goals to get moving.
Together we can build a great healthy environment, especially for those who seek sports companions and want to find likeminded people. We want to inspire old and young people to play indoor sports together and enjoy the outdoor life. Our vision is letting everybody, regardless of the age or gender, join in!

Our 
Community Guidelines define a set of norms and common code of conduct for Topplayer1 they provide guidance on what is and is not allowed to make a welcoming space for everyone. We deeply value the global nature of our community, and we strive to take into account the breadth of cultural norms where we operate. We also aim to cultivate an environment for genuine interactions by only allowing authentic content on Topplayer1.

 

Keep up the Good vibes

You’re probably wondering, what do you mean by good vibes? That is to say that sport is a way of life. Ultimately, focus on what’s right in front of you — your body, the big picture. Don’t compare yourself to others. See what works for you and go with it. There’s always something new to try and different ways to approach things. Every day is a new opportunity to work on your mind, body and spirit and to enjoy the journey along the way. This can be a challenge in the face of injury. But it can also be an opportunity to reflect from a place of rest, empathy and understanding. 

Practicing sports in daily life helps you to keep your body healthy and active. The possibilities are endless..

 ➵ Sport is a great way to get in shape and stay healthy 

 ➵ Sport teaches us how to win as well as how to lose with dignity

 ➵ It is a good way to learn more about the world and it’s culture 

 ➵ Sport brings joy, friendship and unity 

 ➵ Sport makes you happy and active, it’s fun, relaxing and exciting 

 

Respect

Treat others online as you would treat them in real life. Help us maintain a safe, fun, and respectful community. Respect other members by maintaining a positive tone and helpful attitude. Even if you disagree with someone, always think before you post. 

 

Be civil and use thoughtful language

The community encourages open and sincere discussions. However, all communication forms should be civil. Differences of opinion can happen off course but personal attacks are not allowed. Please be polite. Do not use swear words, rude or sexual language. Do not engage in offensive or emotional online discussions. Do not ‘troll’ other members. We may hide or delete any posts that invade this rule. Persistent offenders may be blocked or removed from our platform. 

 

Stay on topic and be helpful

Comments, questions and contributions should be relevant to the topic being discussed. Keep in mind that this is not a place for unsolicited personal or commercial solicitation or advertising. Your participation in the community is what makes it a success. Please leverage the benefits of the community by providing helpful contributions. Post your discussion in the forum that most closely relates to your topic. Before opening a new topic, search to ensure your question has not already been answered. Make sure your posts are relevant to the area of the community you are in. 

 

Spread positivity and motivate each other

We are here to support, motivate and learn new skills from each other. Please stimulate other members to be better, fitter and build the biggest sport community together. When the going gets tough, we all need a bit of support from people who believe in us. By encouraging someone to keep going, you can inspire them to continue taking positive steps in their life. Social media has made it easier than ever to send compliments to our friends. So, don’t hesitate to leave a nice comment if you see they’re up to something awesome. As with real life compliments, thoughtful and unique comments can really brighten someone’s day. Motivation is an important life skill. The reason it’s important is because every person on this earth is unique and has a purpose. To steward your purpose well, you have to be motivated to work towards your goals which helps your dreams become a reality.

 

Have confidence in yourself

Confidence means feeling sure of yourself and your abilities — not in an arrogant way, but in a realistic, secure way. Confidence isn’t about feeling superior to others. It’s a quiet inner knowledge that you’re capable of anything. Confident people: Know they can rely on their skills and strengths to handle whatever comes up. Performance accomplishments are the strongest contributor to sport confidence. When you perform any skill successfully, you will generate confidence and be willing to attempt something slightly more difficult. Being involved with the success of others can also significantly bolster your confidence, especially if you believe that the team you are involved with closely matches your own qualities or abilities. In effect, it evokes the reaction: ‘if they can do it, I can do it’.

 

Accept the challenge

Challenges will improve your ability to rise in any situation. This is because it increases your self-belief. When we force ourselves to do something difficult and we finish it, our self-esteem increases. When you start to say “I Can’t,” then you never will. It is important to recognize the power you have within yourself. Accepting challenges will teach us to appreciate our strength and courage. Challenging ourselves whilst seeing how we stack up against others can be an incredibly positive and rewarding experience. Ultimately, it doesn’t have to be about your performance, but about the process you go through to get to the competition and how it allows you to grow and find facets in yourself you might not have been aware of.

 

Set goals and achieve them

A goal is something you want to achieve. It’s a desired result that you, or a group of people, plan and commit to achieving. When it comes to the fine margins between success and failure at a sport level, it is acknowledged that psychology has a huge part to play. The mental side of sport is now seen as being just as important as the physical side. The advantage of goal setting is that it helps boost performance levels by achieving targets.

 

Empowering people with a disability

Sport can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transforms community attitudes about people with disabilities by highlighting their skills. Through sport, members without disabilities interact with members with disabilities in a positive context forcing them to reshape assumptions about what people with disabilities can and cannot do. Sport changes the person with disability in an equally profound way by empowering. Sport teaches individuals how to communicate effectively as well as the significance of teamwork and cooperation and respect for others.  Sport is also well-suited to reducing dependence and developing greater independence by helping members with disabilities to become physically and mentally stronger.

 

Benefits of playing sports

Playing sports is a favorite activity and stress relief for many people around the world. It can provide us with enjoyment and may also freshen up our mind. Indulging in sports helps our body function more efficiently. Sports can help not only strengthens the body but also to connect and coordinate the neuromuscular connections between muscles to achieve full-body coordination. See ten benefits for practicing sports below:

  ➵ Sleep better

  ➵ New social connections

  ➵ Reduces stress and axiety

  ➵ Boost self-esteem

  ➵ Improve health conditions

  ➵ Teamwork

  ➵ Problem-solving skills

  ➵ Build mutual respect

  ➵ Maintain discipline

  ➵ Positive attitude

 

What we Don't Allow on the Platform

Topplayer1 strives to provide a safe environment, encourage to respect the privacy of others and every person should be treated equally!

We have mentioned some examples below of behaviors and activities that will not be accepted on our platform. 

 

Violent behaviors

Violent behaviour is when you’re physically harming others, or causing them to fear harm from you. Violent behaviour comes in many forms.

  ➵ Harming others

  ➵ Extreme violence

  ➵ Graphic violence

  ➵ Threats

  ➵ Gore

  ➵ Obscenities

  ➵ Acting maliciously

  ➵ Suicide, self-harm and dangerous acts

 

Anger

Anger is a normal human emotion. However, a person feels angry as a result of emotional or psychological dissatisfaction, displeasure or irritation. This can happen due to various reasons like inability to achieve the targets, social criticisms, threat, frustration etc. Moreover, it is believed that anger can also be a secondary response to feeling sad, lonely and even frightened. Thus, describing anger as something ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depends on the final outcome it brings about. If anger is not controlled it can create destructive and aggressive behavior that can undermine a person’s quality of life, creating problems in maintaining interpersonal relationships in the society.

 

Aggressive Behavior

When you engage in aggressive behavior, you may feel irritable and restless. You may feel impulsive. You may find it hard to control your behavior. You might not know which behaviors are socially appropriate. In other cases, you might act aggressively on purpose. For example, you may use aggressive behavior to get revenge or provoke someone. You may also direct aggressive behavior towards yourself.

Many things can shape your behavior. These can include your:

  ➵ Physcial health

  ➵ Mental health

  ➵ Family structure

  ➵ Relationship with others

  ➵ Work or school environment

  ➵ Societal or social economic factors

  ➵ Individual traits

  ➵ Life experiences

 

Many mental health conditions can contribute to aggressive behavior. For example these conditions include:

 

  ➵ Autism spectrum disorder

  ➵ Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  ➵ Bipolar disorder

  ➵ Schizophrenia

  ➵ Conduct disorder

  ➵ Intermittent explosive disorder

  ➵ Post-traumatic stress disorder

 

Harassment and Bullying

Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors of an offensive nature. It is commonly understood as behavior that demeans, humiliates or embarrasses a person, and it is characteristically identified by its unlikelihood in terms of social and moral reasonableness. In the legal sense, these are behaviors that appear to be disturbing, upsetting or threatening. They evolve from discriminatory grounds, and have an effect of nullifying a person’s rights or impairing a person from benefiting from their rights. When these behaviors become repetitive, it is defined as bullying. 

We do not tolerate harassment, shaming or bullying of other members. While it is not forbidden to broach topics, just a reminder to not approach in an aggressive or insulting manner, these and other sensitive topics can make others feel unwelcome or even feel unsafe. While there is always the potential for misunderstandings, we expect our members to remain respectful and civil when discussing topics.

  ➵ Race 

  ➵ Ethnicity

  ➵ National origin 

  ➵ Religion

  ➵ Caste 

  ➵ Sexual orientation

  ➵ Sex

  ➵ Gender

  ➵ Gender identity

  ➵ Serious disease

  ➵ Disability

  ➵ Immigration status

  ➵ etc… You know what we mean ㋛

 

Illegal activities

Criminal activities:
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for profit. Such as cybercrime, youth crime, human trafficking, financial crime, possession of firearms and drugs related.

 

Hacking:
Hacking and entering someone else’s account for gaining any form of information is strictly prohibited.

 

Blackmailing:
The action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone in return for not compromising or revealing damaging information about them such as a secretive/personal details or sharing explicit images of others.

 

Doxxing:
Doxxing is a form of cyberbullying that uses sensitive or secret information, statements or records for harassment, exposure, financial harm or other exploitation of targeted individuals.

 

Frauds and scams:
We do not permit anyone to exploit our platform to take advantage of the trust of users and bring about financial or personal harm. We remove content that deceives people in order to gain an unlawful financial or personal advantage, including schemes to defraud individuals or steal assets.

 

Terrorism:
Terrorist organizations use violent and commit criminal acts by individuals and/or groups against civilian populations based on political, religious, ethnic or ideological indifferences.

 

Sexual content and nudity

Sexual exploitation is defined as an actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including profiting financially, socially, sexually or politically from the exploitation of another person or a minor. We don’t allow any sexual content. Child sexual abuse material refers to any content that depicts sexually explicit activities involving a child, whether captures by predatory adults, peers, or self generated by minors. Visual depictions include photographs, videos, live streaming, and digital or computer generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor. Topplayer1 will take immediate action on any accounts or content that involves this kind of behavior. 

  ➵ Do not share explicit images of yourself, this includes content that is overtly revealing of body parts or behaviors that display sexual acts.

  ➵ We do not allow content, including digitally created or manipulated of nudity or sexual activity.

  ➵ Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact.

  ➵  Inappropriate or unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, touching, groping and sexual advances.

  ➵  We are mindful of content that may be offensive or culturally inappropriate in certain countries or may not be suitable for users of all ages.

Report an issue or violations

Learn how to report another account, issue or content you see on Topplayer1. Together we can keep the platform a safe and healthy place. You can report abuse on Topplayer1, including harassment, bullying and discrimination or other safety concerns. 

Please note: You can send an e-mail to @topplayer1.com, if it’s not possible to report something directly.

Report a safety concern:
Topplayer1 is for people who are 13 years old or older. Please report to us, if you think someone has created an account under the age of 13. 

Report a video:
If you see a video on Toppplayer1 that you believes violates our Community Guidelines, please report the video by clicking on the 3 dots near the video player and select report. 

Report a comment:

Report a direct message:
You can report a direct message by clicking on the top right to report a direct message or block the user.

Report a direct message:
Go to the profile of the member you’d like to report. Click on the 3 dots next to… and follow the instructions. 

 

TOPPLAYER1

Anti-Racism & Discrimination

Racism and discrimination in sports has many faces. Think of discriminatory insults on the sports field and racist chants from the stands or someone who is refused membership because of his origin. Lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) still regularly encounter a lack of acceptance on the sports field or in the gym, for example. It would be naive to think that racism and discrimination does not exist in sport. After all, sport is a reflection of society. ver the years we have seen many examples where racism and sport meet. Racism can be a barrier to participation in sports . This can be because people have experienced discrimination in other aspects of their lives, including at school, at work or in the general public and expect that it might also occur within a sporting context. But apart from the fact that both are linked to sport, there is also another side: sport is also seen as a means against social abuses such as discrimination and exclusion.

THE KEY TO ANTI-RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION

  1. Education
    Learning about the unconscious and automatic ways racism presents itself will help one recognize it and take steps to stop it.  
  2. Intention
    Setting the intention to have an open heart and open mind in order to be anti-racist affects how one show up. Intention brings mindful presence and awareness to what we say and what we do.
  3. Empathy
    It helps to build the ability to bounce back from shame, a critical tool in this work. Empathy increases shame resilience because it moves us toward connection, compassion, and courage—the opposite of the fear, blame, and disconnection that result from shame.
  4. Allyship
    To be an ally is to take on this struggle as if it is your own. It means that you do what is uncomfortable. You are committed to taking a risk, sharing any privilege you have. You fight to dismantle injustice. 
  5. Love
    Choosing love and healing over fear and oppression is a path of courageous vulnerability. Gratitude, joy, and an open heart are all components of love that enable one to do the work to be anti-racist and to bring anti-racism into daily life.

Disability Awareness

October is Disability and Down syndrome Awareness Month. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can all learn from each other! The aim of spreading awareness is simple; education. People who don’t have a disability or know anyone who is disabled might not be aware of what it is like to live with a disability or the challenges that can be encountered on a daily basis. By educating people on these challenges it is hoped that positive changes are made. 

There are many misconceptions surrounding disabilities. For example, some assume that all disabilities are visible, but that couldn’t be more incorrect. When someone has a disability, it means that a person has a mental or physical impairment that can restrict the ability to participate in everyday activities. Never make assumptions based on those internalized stereotypes or misconceptions. Through disability awareness, the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding those with disabilities can be brought to the forefront. When these are gone, attitudes and behaviors become more positive and impactful.

Sport can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transforms community attitudes about persons with disabilities by highlighting their skills and reducing the tendency to see the disability instead of the person. Through sport, persons without disabilities interact with persons with disabilities in a positive context forcing them to reshape assumptions about what persons with disabilities can and cannot do.

Sport changes the person with disability in an equally profound way by empowering persons with disabilities to realize their full potential and advocate for changes in society.  Through sport, persons with disabilities acquire vital social skills, develop independence, and become empowered to act as agents of change.  Sport teaches individuals how to communicate effectively as well as the significance of teamwork and cooperation and respect for others.  Sport is also well-suited to reducing dependence and developing greater independence by helping persons with disabilities to become physically and mentally stronger.

5 FACTS ABOUT DISABILITIES

  • Over 1 billion people have some form of disability.
  • Over 100 million disabled persons are children.
  • Only about 9% of disabilities are caused by accidents and 91% of disabilities are caused by illnesses.
  • 1 in 3 disabled people feel there’s a lot of disability prejudice
  • People with disabilities can live and participate in the community. But more than 40% disabled people do not have assistance for their every day activities

Mental Health Awareness

A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Research is starting to uncover the complicated causes of these diseases which can include genetics, brain chemistry, brain structure, experiencing trauma and/or having another medical condition, like heart disease.

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health. Untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher medical expenses, poorer performance at school and work, fewer employment opportunities and increased risk of suicide.

Although the general perception of mental illness has improved over the past decades, studies show that stigma against mental illness is still powerful, largely due to media stereotypes and lack of education. Stigma affects not only the number seeking treatment, but also the number of resources available for proper treatment. Stigma and misinformation can feel like overwhelming obstacles for someone who is struggling with a mental health condition. Here a few powerful things you can do to help:

  • Showing individuals respect and acceptance removes a significant barrier to successfully coping with their illness. Having people see you as an individual and not as your illness can make the biggest difference for someone who is struggling with their mental health.
  • Advocating within our circles of influence helps ensure these individuals have the same rights and opportunities as other members of your church, school and community.
  • Learning more about mental health allows us to provide helpful support to those affected in our families and communities.

HOW CAN SPORT HELP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

We all know that sports are great for your physical health. But sports also have many psychological benefits.

  • Help moderate stress
  • Improve your mood
  • Produce long-term mental health effects
  • Boost mental health with team sports
  • Help fight addiction
  • Help with depression
  • Improve serious mental disorders