Bullying in Sports: A Guide for Parents and Athletes

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  • Who Are Vulnerable Targets?
  • Motivating Your Child
  • What Can Parents Do?
  • What Can Coaches Do?
  • How Can Teammates Help?
  • I Tried Everything, But My Child Is Still Being Bullied
  • Bullying in Sports
  • What Is Bullying?
  •  What Does Bullying in Sports Look Like?

What Can Parents Do?

Parents should always maintain role-model status with their children and have open conversations with coaches and their children about appropriate sportsmanship. If you feel as though your child is being bullied, attend practices, inquire weather the coach is certified and a member of a provincial sport governing body with a code of ethics and harassment policy.

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