Inaction Can Cost a Child and Your Club

Fitness facilities need to take steps to keep children safe from predators. Not taking the necessary precautions can be devastating to a child and your club.

When I was 13 years old, I attended a summer youth event with some friends. During one of the presentations, one of the adult counselors, who was a father of one of the teenagers, sat to my left. 

At some point during the presentation, in a roomful of about 100 teenagers and adult counselors, this father put his hand on my bare left knee. Surprised, I quickly turned my head to look at him only to see him grinning at me. I promptly picked up his hand and moved it to his own

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