In sport there are often opportunities to cross boundaries that are not easy for those affected to recognize.
To protect children and young people from abuse, you need an attentive environment, vigilant teachers, trainers and officials who look, recognize signs at an early stage and organize help.
Adolescents are touched in a way, which is not related to an immediate sport activity. Inappropriate contact happens repeatedly.
Private trainings or meetings outside the usual training times happen more frequently. Trainers are often alone with the adolescents.
Jokes and stories with sexual background are told to adolescents. Comments about the physical appearance of adolescents without any relation to sports are made.
Adolescents behave in a different way and/or show disorders, in relation to proximity and distance behavior, negative or supercritical body consciousness, excessive sport activities or suddenly avoiding sport activities and/or distance to the team or the community.
Single adolescents are chosen for special activities, get presents or special attention.
Texting or what’s app-/messenger-/facebook messages with personal content, without any direct sport relation, are sent to one adolescent in particular.
Adolescents are being mocked, declared outsiders or are made a fool of somebody