Bullying in sporting environments is not uncommon: It may occur between players, parents, coaches and others. But there are ways to fix it.
We are all much more aware of how bullying poses a significant risk to the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of our children and young people, which is why sporting clubs and organisations have a significant role to play in preventing bullying wherever possible.
It can take place on the playing field between players, at training or on the sidelines between children and parents, and sometimes between children and parents and coaches.
As part of her Bullying Project the South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) Helen Connolly, consulted with children and young people to find out how they felt bullying impacted on them and what they wanted adults to do about it.