Sports clubs and activity providers may already have general anti-bullying strategies in place, but if not click here for a sample – anti bullying policy or contact your sports own governing body.

Preventing and responding to homophobic bullying should be part of these existing strategies, click here for information on homophobic bullying in sport.

You can also visit information on challenging bullying on the CPSU web site

NIABF website – www.endbullying.org.uk

How can sport play a more positive role in the cessation of bullying?

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF), the CPSU and Sport Northern Ireland are calling on all sports organisations working with children, young people and vulnerable groups to register now to take part in Anti-Bullying Week 2014.  The theme for the campaign is “Together we will make a difference – END BULLYING NOW”, highlighting the role everyone in our society has to play in taking a stand against bullying.  Sports clubs can sign up now through the NIABF website – www.endbullying.org.uk – to receive FREE resources to promote anti-bullying messages amongst their participants.  Anti-Bullying Week will commence on Monday 17 November 2014.  For more information contact Lee Kane, Regional Anti-Bullying Coordinator, at leekane@niabf.org.uk or telephone on 028 9089 1730.

Anti-Bullying Week- A number of options for sports to consider

  • Governing bodies and clubs can register via www.endbullying.org.uk to support the campaign locally and receive free resources.
  • Consider distributing anti- bullying in sport posters to clubs directly (should be available from the end of September 2014) or again sports can do their own branding.
  • Encourage well known individuals within your own sport to promote the campaign by tweeting or creating photo opportunities. NIABF will be able to supply poster boards or sports can do their own. Click here for a sample. Sports could replace CPSU logo with their own.
  • Place information on your own sports web site or in e-newsletters/journals
  • Publicise  activities during anti-bullying week encouraging sports clubs to end bullying

A preventative approach to bullying means that organisations safeguard the welfare of their members. It also means that sport is playing its part to create an environment and society in which people treat each other with respect.