Bullying is unwelcome or aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and can take many forms including physical, verbal, emotional or other types of intimidating or humiliating behaviours. The behaviour is often repeated and can occur on or away from the playing field, court or arena.
Did you know that 55% of BC sports organizations surveyed know of athletes who have dropped
out of sport because of bullying? As a result, viaSport and the Government of B.C. have launched
a new #ERASEbullying initiative for every provincial and local sport organization, and all B.C.
ViaSport and the Government of British Columbia are encouraging all provincial sport organizations to sign a Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport throughout B.C. Those who sign the Declaration are committing to foster a positive sport environment with mechanisms in place to effectively prevent and address bullying in sport.
Take the pledge today to erase bullying in sport. Sign here: https://viasport.formstack.com/forms/erasebullying
Show your support and join the conversation with #ERASEbullying @SquashBC
If we stand together, we can erase bullying in sport.