Anti-Bullying Protocol

Contact person: Mario Nooitgedagt

In this document JCR Judo has described how we want to prevent bullying at our club through desired behaviour. After this the document will describe how we handle situations in which bullying happens or is about to happen. Lastly, sanctions regarding bullying will be discussed.

Desired behaviour

It is of utmost importance that each judoka feels safe within their environment. In order to provide a safe environment, bullying has to be out of the question. To minimise the risk of bullying, we have created a set of rules, which will be mentioned beneath. However, first a couple of things which are forbidden at JCR Judo.

  • The judgement of looks, heritage, sex, or other personality traits, or making hurtful remarks regarding the previous stated
  • Touching someone else’s properties, when this is undesired
  • Consciously hurting someone
  • Calling someone a name which is hurtful to the other
  • Calling names or swearing
  • Gossiping

Things we do expect to be done by our members are:

  • Collectively ending an argument
  • If this doesn’t work: mention your argument to your instructor, confidential advisor, or committee member
  • Listen carefully to each other
  • Help each other when necessary
  • Make sure that new members feel welcome in the group and are guided

The rules mentioned above are communicated to all members at the moment of registration and can always be found back on this site. Furthermore, the instructors will regularly pay attention to these matters during their classes and check whether no undesired behaviour is taking place. Parents or caregivers are asked to report undesired behaviour when they see it or suspect it.

Situations and resolving bullying incidents

If there is the suspicion that someone within the club is being bullied, the following measures are taken:

  • It will be determined whether the bullied has tried to solve the issue with the bully
  • If the bullied has tried this and the situation is not resolved, the instructor will intervene. The instructor will have a conversation with both parties in which clarification is asked. Together with both parties the instructor tries to resolve the issue and makes agreements with the parties. After having notified the children, the parents will be notified as well.

If necessary, a conversation will be held with the entire class. This conversation is meant to discuss the causes and consequences for the bullies, the followers, and the victims, and the class will be asked whether they realise how they have hurt someone. Lastly, the group will be asked how they can improve the current situation for the victim. If bully doesn’t change his or her behaviour, the instructor will have a serious conversation with the bully and the bully will have to phase sanctions:

  • The name of the bully will be written down in a report
    • Each new notification will be written done in this report
    • The teacher and parents try to come up with a solution collaboratively
    • If the situation involves young children, the parents will be actively involved


  • Not allowed to participate in a class
  • For a number of classes: having to stay present till all other judokas have already left
  • A written assignment on the bully’s role and the consequences of the bully’s behaviour
  • A conversation to stimulate the awareness
  • Agreements with the bully on changing their behaviour. The agreements will be discussed weekly with the bully after the class

Follow up sanctions

  • Active involvement of the parents / caregivers. The instructor will have kept a report on the incidents, which will be used as a starting point for a conversation with the parents. In consultation with the parents / caregivers, the bully will be replaced to another group.
  • If the behaviour doesn’t change, the bully will be suspended for a to be determined period of time.

Final sanction

  • The bully will be expelled from the club.

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