Protecting children from violence in sport: a Unicef Report

Yvonne Williams
2011 Entertainment and Sports Law Journal  
This review focuses on what has been referred to as 'violence' used against children taking part in activities connected with sport in a number of countries around the world. Suggestions for standard definitions of 'sport' and 'violence' are given, as are examples of practices that show that the perpetrators of this 'violence' are not limited to any particular person or sport. Recommendations for, amongst other things, further academic research, data collection, monitoring, education and
more » ... g in a number of areas regarding abuse of children connected with sporting activities are also made. This an interesting report, with the potential to be a foundation stone for more discussion on the values adults place on the participation, and use, of the children they encourage to participate in sporting activities.
doi:10.16997/eslj.32 fatcat:jeb5z6add5fcznz22eturk6fom