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No child will ever want to keep playing sports if it's giving them scary, painful experiences.

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Mayumi Taniguchi, chairperson of Sports Harassment Zero Association, an organization aiming for the elimination of hazing and verbal abuse in Japan's sports world. It was established in March in Kobe.

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About time.

The hazing in Japan knows no bounds , it is often done with the tacit consent of the teachers/coaches as well.

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No child will ever want to keep playing sports if it's giving them scary, painful experiences.

No really?! Gosh, what an eye-opening revelation! Too bad that many teachers, trainers, and coaches fail to grasp the concept that threats and intimidation make for poor motivators.

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Kids are safer when they stay indoors and do computer or online games. In that way, they won't be scared of being hurt while playing sports.

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Kids are safer when they stay indoors and do computer or online games. In that way, they won't be scared of being hurt while playing sports.

Children can enjoy sports without problem even if they get hurt some times, what the article is talking about is not the usual accidents but abuse from adults that should know better, children lose absolutely nothing by letting them enjoy practicing sports without that negative aspect.

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