About the campaign
April is child abuse awareness month and Team USA is asking you to join Make the Commitment: Stop Abuse in Sport, a 12-month SafeSport campaign to help prevent child abuse. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and with an estimated 44 million kids participating in sport, we can help change the odds. So make the commitment, and help put a stop to child abuse. Learn more about the campaign>>
We can change the odds
During the next 12 months, the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport program is teaming with experts to deliver free tools for clubs, coaches and parents to help take action and change the odds. Each month, you’ll receive a newsletter, supporting resources and a webinar about a different topic to help you recognize, reduce and respond to child abuse.
We all want sport to be fun and safe. But sport has all the ingredients to be a high-risk environment for child abuse. Close relationships between athletes and people in a position of trust and authority, unsupervised access to kids, overnight travel and one-on-one training sessions provide opportunity for abusers. Because of the close relationships inherent in sport, athletes typically don’t report problems to parents or other authority figures.
Campaign webinar series
As part of the campaign, join Team USA each month for a free webinar featuring leading experts in the field. Ask questions and get information on topics to better understand, prevent and report child abuse.
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