Sexsmith Football Club has zero tolerance for bullying.
Bullying is defined as a conscious, willful, deliberate and repeated hostile activity marked by an imbalance of power, intent to harm, and/or a threat of aggression. Bullying can occur in many forms including:
- Verbal Bullying - Name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, making negative references to one’s culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual comments;
- Social Bullying - Mobbing, scape goating, excluding others from a group, ganging up on and group teasing;
- Physical Bullying - Hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing, destroying or stealing belongings, sexual touching and hazing;
- Cyber Bullying - Using the Internet, digital media or text messaging to intimidate, put-down, spread rumours or make fun of someone.
These forms of bullying can leave lifelong scars with the victims involved including children feeling lonely, frightened and depressed. Our intention is to provide a respectful and safe environment for all members of the Sexsmith Football Club.