It’s a good idea to keep a detailed record of bullying incidents you’ve witnessed or been a target of. Even if you’re not ready to tell anyone about the bullying yet, this record will help you report it once you feel ready.
Hockey Canada and its Members want to end the culture of silence that exists in parts of hockey. To help ensure that we are a safe space for raising concerns, Hockey Canada has established a new, fully independent, and confidential reporting mechanism for all individuals regarding any incidents involving Hockey Canada sanctioned programming.
Maltreatment, Abuse, Harrassment & Bullying Guide
Fair Play Means Safety for All. Hockey Alberta is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone involved in the game. Any form of bullying, harassment, or abuse - whether physical, emotional or sexual - of any participant in any program is unacceptable.
It can happen between peers, younger and older players, or adults and young players. Each association, team, parent, volunteer and staff member is expected to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the welfare of participants - especially young participants - and protect them from any form of violence. There is a shared responsibility with parents and guardians to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of our players.
Each association, team, parent, volunteer and staff member is expected to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the welfare of participants - especially young participants - and protect them from any form of violence and harm - psychological and physical (maltreatment, abuse, harassment, bullying). There is a shared responsibility with parents and guardians to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of our players.
Bullying is repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior by one or more individuals towards another. Bullying involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and can result in physical, social or academic harm or distress for the targeted individual. Bullying is typically behavior that is repeated.
A bully is usually someone both you and your child know and who misuses his/her power over your child. This may be a peer, a young person, or an adult. A child is most vulnerable when s/he is alone with another person, or in a group setting where there is inadequate supervision.
Bullying is not:
Hitting, shoving, kicking, spitting on, grabbing, beating up others, damaging/stealing property
Name-calling, humiliation, degrading behavior, hurtful teasing, threatening. Verbal bullying can occur in notes, in person, over the phone, through text messaging or chat rooms, and/or via social media.
Making others look foolish, excluding peers, spreading gossip or rumours. Relational bullying can occur in person, over the phone, through text messaging, or over the computer
Impersonate other people, send threatening/ harassing emails, spread lies/ rumours, trick people into revealing personal information, send/forward mean text messages, post pictures of people without consent. Cyberbullying includes the use of email, cell phones, text messages and Internet sites.
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c) Develop Personal Skills
d) Build a safety plan
II. Be aware, and pay attention to in-person and online interactions involving your child.
b) Online (Cyberbullying)
When you believe that your child, or any child, is a victim of abuse, harassment or bullying, report it to the proper authorities.