Esports Tower – A New Partner in Prevention

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We are thrilled to welcome the Esports Towers as a new Darkness to Light Partner in Prevention!

Esports Tower, the global esports training and development organization, has been recognized as a Partner in Prevention by Darkness to Light for completing Stewards of Children. This program educates adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, empowering them to take action and create safer environments for children.

Esports Tower’s global coaching teams have completed the Stewards of Children program, earning certifications that demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all members of the esports community, particularly young aspiring athletes aged 13-19.

“Esports Tower is honored to be recognized as a Partner in Prevention by Darkness to Light,” said David Adams CEO at Esports Tower. “We take our responsibility to protect and educate young athletes very seriously, and completing this training program is an important step in our ongoing efforts to create a safe and supportive community for all.”

Esports Tower is the preeminent esports training and development organization, providing aspiring amateur athletes with the skills and tools they need to succeed in the competitive world of esports. The organization is also committed to creating compelling esports entertainment for fans of all ages.

Kids today face a very different set of challenges. There’s a whole new landscape where a child’s relationship with technology and normal sexual development overlap, with a whole new set of experiences online and in virtual settings that influence behavior.

Managing the infrastructure for one of the largest esports training groups globally, Melissa Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at Esports Tower knows firsthand how challenging technology can be to catch all the bad actors that seek to pray on kids today.

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job through using the real stories of survivors and their families.

Creating Safer Spaces for Children

A Partner in Prevention is an organization or business that has committed the time and effort to educate themselves on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. An organization receives the Darkness to Light Partner in Prevention distinction when they have successfully met the annual guidelines established by Darkness to Light.

What the Partner in Prevention Distinction Means to Parents:

Organizations that train their staff and volunteers create an environment that better protect children. Perpetrators are drawn to places where they can have easy access to children. An organization that emphasizes prevention through training and appropriate polices is an unwelcoming place for a perpetrator. Training increases staff and volunteer awareness that teaches them to recognize the signs that an opportunity exists for abuse to occur, and the signs that abuse has occurred. It is also critical that staff and volunteers know how to react if they recognize the signs or if a child discloses abuse.

The Partner in Prevention Commitment Includes:

Making prevention a priority by using Stewards of Children® to train staff and volunteers who interact with youth
Conducting background checks on staff and volunteers who work with youth
Implementing policies that limits opportunities for one adult to be alone with one child


Learn more about our Partner in Prevention program here. Together, we are creating safe spaces for all children!

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