The links here are good resources for clubs and coaches to use to raise awareness of topical issues relating to gymnastics.
Each link will take you an external website.
Office of Children's eSafety Commissioner
The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
Photos and Social Media eSafety Guidelines
What to do as parents eSafety PARENTS
Young and Safe eSafety Teens
Getting help eSafety HELP
Cybersafety for women eSafety WOMEN
It happened to me Helping your Child
Dealing with Child to Child Bullying
Bullying happens when the need for using power to intimidate and harass another person meets the right opportunity to use it!
It is often difficult to clearly understand why someone or a group of people will engage in bullying behaviour but at the heart of it is difference: physical, gender, racial, social, socio-economic, sexuality, disability or even being different in appearance can illicit bullying behaviour.
Gymnastics is NO PLACE For BULLYING.
Play By The Rules Resources Here
The information collected by clubs is covered under the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
Clubs collect "personal" and "sensitive" information about gymnasts and families.
The Act requires that reasonable steps are taken to protect the personal information held from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
A data breach is an unauthorised access or disclosure of personal information or loss of personal information.
A data breach may be considered ‘eligible’ for reporting if it is likely to result in serious harm to the people concerned.
Keeping the information secure is everyone's responsibility
Play By The Rules Resources Here
Moving on after retiring
Transitioning to life after sport can be a confusing and overwhelming process. This can be compounded if your transition triggers any previous, underlying, or new mental health issues.
If you are feeling lost, confused or concerned about the transition process or about any mental health symptoms you are experiencing, the information fact sheets below are a good place to start.
Please note, these are information resources only. If you want to talk to someone about your (or a loved one’s) transition out of sport, you can contact Crossing the Line at
to find out more about our programs and resources.
Crossing the Line Help Sheets
Atlanto-axial instability (AAI) is a condition that provides a dilemma because it is extremely rare for someone to have a symptomatic form of it, yet for those who do, it is a very serious condition.
It is important to discuss AAI because there is confusion in the community around effective diagnosis and participation in certain sports, despite the fact that risk of injury to children is very low.
Voice September 2014 The Journal of Down Syndrome Australia