When you go to your club to play, it should be a chance to have fun, learn some new skills, play a match, or maybe just to hang out with your friends.
For rugby to be fun, you need to know you are safe. That means that other people should treat you with respect, and shouldn't do anything that makes you feel unsafe.
That includes the young people who you play rugby with. It also includes coaches, referees or the people who help to run your club.
There are lots of things in place to make sure that the people who coach rugby and the places where you can play rugby, offer a good service to children and teenagers, and know how to look after you properly.
Here are some of the ways that you can deal with people who may be causing you problems.
The WRU oversee how rugby in Wales is run, and has a dedicated Safeguarding Unit to help you to stay safe. You can speak to Sarah or Jo on 02920822442. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like us to call or email you back, just tell us how and when.
You can also contact Childline on 0800 1111 for advice and support, or visit www.childline.org.uk for lots of ways to ask questions and get help.
For more information about bullying and how to beat it, try Kidscape at www.kidscape.org.uk/childrenteens.
Most people have a great experience playing rugby, but sometimes people might do things that make you or a friend feel unsafe or unhappy. This is not OK. Some of these things might include someone:
These things are not OK, and you have the right to deal with them.
|www.bullying.co.uk/||This site has lots of advice for children about dealing with bullying. There are also useful links to other advice|
|www.thinkyouknow.co.uk/5_7||5 - 7 years old? This website is to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried|
|www.thinkyouknow.co.uk/8_10||8 - 10 years old? You probably know a lot about using the internet. This website is to show you what we think is good, look at what's not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations|
|11 - 16 years old? How to have fun, how to stay in control and how to report|
|www.there4me.com/||Advice site for teenagers 11 - 16. Onscreen advice about all sorts of things, including bullying, abuse, relationships, exams, drugs, difficulties at home|
|www.kidscape.org.uk||Kidscape provides individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. Kidscape was established to prevent bullying child sexual abuse|
|www.ceop.police.uk||The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children|
|www.nspcc.org.uk||National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children|