Protocol for action against bullying in sports
A tool for action against bullying in sports
The FC Barcelona Foundation has made another step forward in the fight against bullying with a new action protocol aimed at tackling bullying in sports. This protocol provides the tools to respond to reports or cases of bullying that also occur in sports, an area in which there is a significant lack in Catalonia and in most of Spain’s autonomous regions. The protocol provides the tools and knowledge necessary to detect and identify a bullying situation when encountered, and above all, to know what a sports trainer or organisation should do when bullying is detected.
Knowledge, self-assessment and diagnosis
First of all, the protocol provides an introduction to understand the nature of this form of violence between peers among children and young people, and some easy strategies for its prevention, such as establishing an agreement on group rules and tutoring among peers between the oldest and the youngest, etc. Subsequently, and with the aim of promoting a zero-tolerance environment towards bullying, the organisation is invited to carry out a self-assessment based on a list provided in order to diagnose what resources they have available and what resources they aspire to have. Based on this assessment, various recommendations for actions and ideas for improvement are proposed that the club can implement or bear in mind in the future as a suggestion.
Step by step
The six steps for acting against bullying in sports
The protocol explains each step that must be followed in the event of awareness of a case of bullying (either suspected, revealed, or reported by a child, family, staff or others):
• STEP 1: DETECTION AND REPORTING
• STEP 2: ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
• STEP 3: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
• STEP 4: FOLLOW UP OF CASE
• STEP 5: RESTORATION ACTIONS CARRIED OUT BY EXPERTS
• STEP 6: ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING OF THE PROTOCOL
Guidelines and document templates are provided for each step to facilitate the management and documentation of each step and to approach a case more easily.
"We are firmly committed to eradicating this type of violence" Institutional message from the Chairman Joan Laporta on the occasion of the International Anti-Bullying Day and the launch by the FC Barcelona Foundation of an innovative action protocol to combat harassment in educational sports.
FC Barcelona joins the campaign for action against bullying in sports The awareness-raising campaign for action against bullying also includes the messages of support from the Chairman of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, as well as the trainer of the first men's team, Xavi Hernandez, and player Eric Garcia.
#SPORTwithoutBULLYING The FC Barcelona Foundation is firmly committed to raising awareness, through the speaker of such an important football club, about this problem. That is why it has launched a campaign to raise awareness in society and encourage action to combat bullying in sport.