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When Milena Clarke heard about the Miami Dolphins’ bullying controversy, she instantly felt that familiar sick sensation. “It brought back a lot of the pain and reminded me of my situation,” said the 14-year-old high school freshman basketball player from Ashland, Ky. “It made me feel kind of better that I was not the only one, but also worse that ... Read More »

When bullies strike in PE, kids avoid physical activities


When kids are bullied during physical activities like PE classes and sports, they tend to withdraw from being physically active — not just in class, but in general. A year later, kids who are picked on are less active, according to a study led by BYU researchers. That’s true of both overweight and healthy-weight kids, the study found. The research is published ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’


Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Football Harassment & Abuse Policy – Sample

Football Harassment & Abuse Policy – Sample Note: Any Mention of Football Canada is inclusive of Ontario Football Alliance and its membership.   Policy It is the policy of Football Canada that there shall be no harassment, abuse or neglect, whether physical, emotional or sexual of any participant in any of its programs. Football Canada expects every parent, volunteer, and ... Read More »

Anti-Harassment and Complaints Procedures Policy – Australian Baseball Federation, Inc – Sample

Anti-Harassment and Complaints Procedures Policy – Australian Baseball Federation, Inc – Sample POLICY STATEMENT The Australian Baseball Federation Incorporated (ABF) is the recognized, controlling body for the sport of Baseball within Australia and for its representative participants when overseas. This status is recognized by the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Olympic Committee, and other National Sporting Organizations and Government Agencies ... Read More »

The Baseball B.C. Code of Conduct – Sample

The Baseball B.C. Code of Conduct – Sample (Source:   THE BASEBALL B.C.CODE OF CONDUCT NOTE: IN THIS POLICY “MEMBER” REFERS TO all categories of members in Baseball B.C., as well as to all individuals engaged in activities with or employed by Baseball B.C., including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, officers, team managers, team captains, ... Read More »

Sample – Harassment and Abuse Policies – Hockey

Sample – Harassment and Abuse Policies – Hockey (Source:   1. RECOGNITION AND PREVENTION OF ABUSE POLICY A. Relationship to Harassment/Bullying Policy B. Hockey Canada Mission C. Statement of Purpose D. Hockey Canada Abuse Policy 1. Definition of Abuse 2. Emotional Abuse 3. Physical Abuse 4. Neglect 5. Sexual Abuse 6. Duty to Report   2. HOCKEY CANADA BULLYING ... Read More »

Designing Bullying Policies

Designing Bullying Policies If your child is involved in a sports club or school team, you would be right to check whether or not there is an anti-bullying policy in place. Furthermore, you should check to see if there is a proper complaints policy in place for grievances to be aired. Does your club or school sports team have an ... Read More »

Preventing Sports Bullying

Preventing Sports Bullying A lot of children that are being abused during their sporting events are afraid to tell anyone that they are a victim top sports bullying. The worst fear that youngsters have is that they will not be believed. May not think their parents, coach or teacher would believe that their team mates were bullying them They don’t ... Read More »

Who is a Sports Bully – Players

Who is a Sports Bully – Players They focus on kids who are smaller and less physically talented. They also target gifted athletes because the bullies are jealous and want to force talented kids out of competition. With players competing for a prominent position on their team, they will find the competition to be fierce and bullying is common. In ... Read More »