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.

Helpful Links

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   

Information privacy
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 
[email protected] to find out more about our programs and resources.

Crossing the Line Help Sheets 

Atlanto-axial instability

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 

Concussion in Sport

Concussion affects athletes at all levels of sport from the part-time recreational athlete to the full-time professional. There has been growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes.

Concussion in Sport Australian Government  


Sport Supplements

It's important you know what you're doing when it comes to taking supplements. Some supplements can be beneficial, others can be harmful and some can simply be a waste of money. So you need to get informed!

Sport Supplements  Play By The Rules
Use of Supplements Dr Gary Slater Sport Forum May 2015
Supplements  Know What's right for you  PBTR promotional video
Supplements  Know What you are doing  PBTR promo video
Supplements Ebook 

ASADA E learning
ASADA anti doping courses

Integrity in Sport

Between March and the end of May 2015 Play by the Rules joined forces with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU), the Australian Sports Commission and all state and territory departments of sport and recreation to bring the Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport forums to seven venues across the country. The roadshow came about because of the growing concern and increasing evidence that there are serious threats to the integrity of sport at a grassroots to sub-elite level from issues such as doping, match-fixing and the use of supplements, including image enhancing substances

Safeguarding the Integrity in sport 2015 seminar