Prevention of Sexual Abuse Against Children

What to look for

Be vigilant and intervene

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.

To Act in the following situations


physical contact

Adolescents are touched in a way, which is not related to an immediate sport activity. Inappropriate contact happens repeatedly.


One-on-one situations

Private trainings or meetings outside the usual training times happen more frequently. Trainers are often alone with the adolescents.


verbal boundaries

Jokes and stories with sexual background are told to adolescents. Comments about the physical appearance of adolescents without any relation to sports are made.


changed behavior

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.


special attention

Single adolescents are chosen for special activities, get presents or special attention.


social media

Texting or what’s app-/messenger-/facebook messages with personal content, without any direct sport relation, are sent to one adolescent in particular.


Bullying/ Mobbing

Adolescents are being mocked, declared outsiders or are made a fool of somebody

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