Consequences of violence


Violence has serious consequences on the physical, psychological and social development of children and teenagers who suffer from violence in their daily lives or within the practice of their sport. Some of theses consequences include: [27; 35]


Consequences in their sports

Physical and psychological consequences

Social consequences 

    • Decrease in athletic performance
    • Abandonment of a sport
    • Difficulties trusting people in the sports community
    • Changing of sport
    • Absence at training sessions
    • Lack of concentration
    • Compulsive training
    • Increase in injuries
    • Eating problems
    • Sleeping problems
    • Addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling)
    • Various physical symptoms (headaches, weight loss/gain, digestive problems, etc.)
    • Self-harm
    • Psychological problems (anxiety, depression, etc.)
    • Decrease in self-esteem
    • Self-image problems
    • Social development problems
    • Suicide
    • Tendency to isolate oneself from family members, friends, etc.
    • Difficulty developing social relationships
    • Decrease in school performance
    • Behavioural problems
    • Absence at school
    • Difficulties trusting other people