It is cool to be kind.

Playworks is aiming to reduce bullying and increase inclusion by creating a generation of kinder, empathetic kids with caring, consistent role models.

Join your favorite celebrities as they stand up for inclusion using #RealPlayersDontBully.

Real Players Don’t Bully is a campaign Playworks created and launched to show kids that inclusion is cooler than bullying. We’ve partnered with Google’s Be Internet Awesome to teach kids that #ItsCoolToBeKind in real life and online.

Why Playworks?


Promoting inclusion, role modeling positive behavior, and giving kids the chance to develop and practice leadership skills, can help create environments where every kid feels accepted and safe on the playground. The power of play creates environments where kids feel included, have peer leaders, and caring adults which has been shown to impact the number of incidents of bullying in Playworks schools compared to non-Playworks schools.

You can help create an inclusive community.  Donate today.

Adam Gotsis, Denver Broncos
Geno Atkins Jr. - Cincinnati Bengals
Kelly Oubre Jr., Washington Wizards
T.J. Carrie - Cleveland Browns
Aija Mayrock
Demar Phillips, Real Salt Lake
Alex Montgomery - Chicago Sky
Marquis Bundy, New York Giants
Linval Joseph, Minnesota Vikings
Cory McGee, Playworks New England
Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Baltimore Ravens at a Hometown Huddle
Kat Deluna with Playworks New York/New Jersey
Playworks Atlanta with the Superbowl Committee
Playworks Atlanta with the Superbowl Committee
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Keary Colbert, University of South Carolina
Andrew Poturalski, Charlotte Checkers
Jahleel Addae, LA Chargers
Quintin Mikell - Philadelphia Eagles
Bonzie Colson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Monique Coleman
Justin Simmons, Denver Bronco
Darius Slay, Detroit Lions
Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford, MA
Reggie Bullock
Shaun Dion Hamilton, Washington Redskins
Alysha Clark - Seattle Storm
Jody Steel, Artist
Matthew Stafford-Marvin Jones Jr, Detroit Lions
Playworks Socal Play Day with the Stars
Baron Davis, NBA on TNT
Val Dancing with the Stars
Jan Luis Castellano and Jake Miller with Todd Krimm
USC Athletics
Jason Collins, Former NBA player
Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton team up for special recess experience
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Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha - Detroit Red Wings
Race to Reduce Bullying, Playworks New York/New Jersey
Playworks Silicon Valley Fun Run
Brandon McManus and Casey Kreiter, Denver Broncos
Playworks Northern California Girls Basketball Jamboree
Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
Carlos Dunlap
MadisonBowey and BrettConnolly, Hockey's WashingtonCapitals
Cyrus Jones Jr., Baltimore Ravens
Utah Womens Basketball
Utah Women's Basketball
Utah Women's Basketball
Joanne B Chang, Flour Bakery and Cafe
Calvin Johnson Jr, Detroit Lions
Pennsylvania Legislators
Shawn Johnson and Andrew East
Utah Women's Basketball
RSL Foundation and NWSL
Playworks Northern California Girls Basketball Jamboree on Good Morning America
Girls Basketball Jamboree in partnership with Google's Be Internet Awesome
Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, LA Rams
Geremy Davis and Andre Patton, LA Chargers
Jennifer Cabalquinto, CFO Golden State Warriors
Kanda Alagappan-Mohamed Ali-Maggie Thorn-Carbonite
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
Brooks Orpik, Washington Capitals
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions Assembly
Detroit Lions Real Players Don't Bully Rally
Suffolk Rams
Suffolk Rams Women's Basketball
Kev Sinatra, Suffolk Rams Baseball Team
Suffolk Rams Womens Hockey Team
Suffolk Rams
Jared Blank
EJ Proctor
CindyColson
KatdeLunaPrimerImpacto
RuntheRacewayArizona
Freddy Fever
Freddy Fever
Former Arizona Cardinal, Andre Wadsworth
AZ Coyote
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Adam Gotsis, Denver Broncos
Geno Atkins Jr. - Cincinnati Bengals
Kelly Oubre Jr., Washington Wizards
T.J. Carrie - Cleveland Browns
Aija Mayrock
Demar Phillips, Real Salt Lake
Alex Montgomery - Chicago Sky
Marquis Bundy, New York Giants
Linval Joseph, Minnesota Vikings
Cory McGee, Playworks New England
Jordan Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Baltimore Ravens at a Hometown Huddle
Kat Deluna with Playworks New York/New Jersey
Playworks Atlanta with the Superbowl Committee
Playworks Atlanta with the Superbowl Committee
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Detroit Lions Anti-Bullying Event 2018
Keary Colbert, University of South Carolina
Andrew Poturalski,  Charlotte Checkers
Jahleel Addae,  LA Chargers
Quintin Mikell - Philadelphia Eagles
Bonzie Colson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Monique Coleman
Justin Simmons, Denver Bronco
Darius Slay, Detroit Lions
Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford, MA
Reggie Bullock
Shaun Dion Hamilton, Washington Redskins
Alysha Clark - Seattle Storm
Jody Steel, Artist
Matthew Stafford-Marvin Jones Jr, Detroit Lions
Playworks Socal Play Day with the Stars
Baron Davis, NBA on TNT
Val Dancing with the Stars
Jan Luis Castellano and Jake Miller with Todd Krimm
USC Athletics
Jason Collins, Former NBA player
Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton team up for special recess experience
Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha - Detroit Red Wings
Race to Reduce Bullying, Playworks New York/New Jersey
Playworks Silicon Valley Fun Run
Brandon McManus and Casey Kreiter, Denver Broncos
Playworks Northern California Girls Basketball Jamboree
Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
Carlos Dunlap
MadisonBowey and BrettConnolly, Hockey's WashingtonCapitals
Cyrus Jones Jr., Baltimore Ravens
Utah Womens Basketball
Utah Women's Basketball
Utah Women's Basketball
Joanne B Chang, Flour Bakery and Cafe
Calvin Johnson Jr, Detroit Lions
Pennsylvania Legislators
Shawn Johnson and Andrew East
Utah Women's Basketball
RSL Foundation and NWSL
Playworks Northern California Girls Basketball Jamboree on Good Morning America
Girls Basketball Jamboree in partnership with Google's Be Internet Awesome
Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, LA Rams
Geremy Davis and Andre Patton, LA Chargers
Jennifer Cabalquinto, CFO Golden State Warriors
Kanda Alagappan-Mohamed Ali-Maggie Thorn-Carbonite
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
Brooks Orpik, Washington Capitals
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions Assembly
Detroit Lions Real Players Don't Bully Rally
Suffolk Rams
Suffolk Rams Women's Basketball
Kev Sinatra, Suffolk Rams Baseball Team
Suffolk Rams Womens Hockey Team
Suffolk Rams
Jared Blank
EJ Proctor
CindyColson
KatdeLunaPrimerImpacto
RuntheRacewayArizona
Freddy Fever
Freddy Fever
Former Arizona Cardinal, Andre Wadsworth
AZ Coyote
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We’ve partnered with Be Internet Awesome to help kids be safe, confident explorers at school and online.  Follow #BeInternetAwesome on Google for Education and remember that #ItsCoolToBeKind.

This campaign takes place during National Bullying Prevention Month to showcase the importance of practicing kindness and inclusion online and in-person to prevent bullying.

Creating sustainable change


70%Did you know that over 70 percent of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools?*
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43%Teachers in Playworks schools reported significantly less bullying and exclusionary behavior during recess, a 43% difference in average rating scores compared to non-Playworks schools.**

*Source: *Bradshaw, C.P., Sawyer, A.L., & O’Brennan, L.M. (2007). Bullying and peer victimization at school: Perceptual differences between students and school staff. School Psychology Review, 36(3), 361-382.

**Results from a randomized control trial evaluation by Stanford University and Mathematica Policy Research. Learn more 


Follow #RealPlayersDontBully


This annual campaign has garnered over 50 million social media impressions and offline engagement.

Check out some of the highlights of the campaign below or follow #realplayersdontbully on social media.  

Who Has Been Involved?


Check out 2017 #RealPlayersDontBully on social media.  Among our partners are Detroit LionsDetroit PistonsDetroit City FC, Detroit native Carl Davis , Kacie Hollins, Justin Rose, Armond Rashad, 76ers, Breanna Stewart, Duke, Indiana Fever, Pacers and Tamika Catchings, Jared Cook from the Oakland Raiders, Justin Simmons, Joey Timbers and Nat Borchers, Robert Alford, Pokey Chatman and LA Galaxy.

Watch this video from Playworks Indiana Executive Director Jo Yocum-Bender of Playworks Indiana and Fever Director of Community and Player relations Roberta Courtright

In 2016, our real players partners on social media included Lizzie VelasquezForever in Your MindSunny MabryEthan EmbryJulie FoudyRebecca ZamoloJen WiderstormUSC TrojansAndrew McCutchenDetroit Lions, Wiz Khalifa, and Amir and Amari’s O’Neil.  Check out Playworks’ video featuring Amari and Amir O’Neil.

Andrew East
Kris Letang
Matthew Stafford, Theo Riddick, Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Rebecca Black
Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
Giorgio Tavecchio, Raiders
Forever In Your Mind, Ricky Garcia, Emery Kelly and Liam Attridge
Matt Judon and Patrick Onwuasor, Ravens
Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock
Anthony Tolliver, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons
John Leuer, Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellison, Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard
Alex Lewis, Ravens
Carl Davis, Ravens
Chris Matthews, Ravens
Patrick Ricard, Ravens
Ricky Ortiz, Ravens
Za’Darius Smith, Ravens
Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
Robert Covington. 76ers
Robert Covington. 76ers
Robert Covington. 76ers
Pokey Chatman, Head coach, Indiana Fever
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
Pacers Cares
Grady Jarrett
D. J. Tialavea
IU Health
Joey Timber andNat Borchers
Timber Joey and Nat Borchers
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Breanna Stewart
LA Galaxy players Rafael Garcia and Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy players Brian Rowe, Dave Romney, Jon Kempin and Jack McInerney
LA Galaxy players Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos
Kacie Hollins
Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos
Kris Letang
Justin Rose
Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner
Duke Football
Durham Bulls
Taylor Gabriel Atlanta Falcons
Robert Alford, Atlanta Falcon
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Tully Bevilaqua
Andrew McCutchen, Outfielder for Yankees
Julie Foudy, ESPN
Ryan Vaughn
Tully Bevilaqua
Playworks Indiana
Playworks CO
IPL Power
IndyHub.org
Indiana Fever
Breanna Stewart
Playworks IN
Eamon Zayed
Dion Grant
Kris Letang
Kris Letang, Playworks Coach Ben, Ivy Olesh, Edgar Snyder
Kris Letang and Playworks PA
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Terry, Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Thon Maker, Milwaukee Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova
Jabari Parker
Greg Monroe, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Andrew East
Andrew East
Jody Steel, Artist
Rat and Puff Show, Detroit, MI
Julia at 987ampRadio
Jag in Detroit
Slacker, 987amp Radio
Rebecca Zamolo
Ryan Parma, Director with Amari and Amir O'Neil
Amari and Amir O'Neil
Wiz Kalifa
Playworks and USC
McCall Hall and Laval Brewer
Sam Mugavero, Smug Fitness, Atlanta
Jen Widerstrom, Fitness Trainer
Fitness Guru Armond Rashad, MI
Forever In Your Mind
Indiana Fever
Indiana Fever Mascot
Nat Borchers Timber Joes Portland Timbers
Renaldo Wynn NC
Katerina Taylor, Georgia
SPSC Detroit
Sunny Mabrey
Ethan Embry
Minnesota Vikings - Xavier Rhodes, Anthony Barr, Adam Theilen, Harrison Smith
Jeff Locke, Minnesota Vikings
Detroit FC
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Andrew East
Kris Letang
Matthew Stafford, Theo Riddick, Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Rebecca Black
Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
Giorgio Tavecchio,  Raiders
Forever In Your Mind, Ricky Garcia, Emery Kelly and Liam Attridge
Matt Judon and  Patrick Onwuasor, Ravens
Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock
Anthony Tolliver, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons
John Leuer, Detroit Pistons
 Henry Ellison, Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard
Alex Lewis, Ravens
Carl Davis, Ravens
Chris Matthews, Ravens
Patrick Ricard, Ravens
Ricky Ortiz, Ravens
Za’Darius Smith, Ravens
Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
Robert Covington. 76ers
Robert Covington. 76ers
Robert Covington. 76ers
Pokey Chatman, Head coach, Indiana Fever
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
Pacers Cares
Grady Jarrett
D. J. Tialavea
IU Health
Joey Timber andNat Borchers
Timber Joey and Nat Borchers
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Breanna Stewart
LA Galaxy players Rafael Garcia and Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy players Brian Rowe, Dave Romney, Jon Kempin and Jack McInerney
 LA Galaxy players Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos
Kacie Hollins
Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos
Kris Letang
Justin Rose
Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner
Duke Football
Durham Bulls
Taylor Gabriel Atlanta Falcons
Robert Alford, Atlanta Falcon
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Tully Bevilaqua
Andrew McCutchen, Outfielder for Yankees
Julie Foudy, ESPN
Ryan  Vaughn
Tully Bevilaqua
Playworks Indiana
Playworks CO
IPL Power
IndyHub.org
Indiana Fever
Breanna Stewart
Playworks IN
Eamon Zayed
Dion Grant
Kris Letang
Kris Letang, Playworks Coach Ben, Ivy Olesh, Edgar Snyder
Kris Letang and Playworks PA
Khris Middleton,  Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Terry,  Milwaukee Bucks
Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Thon Maker, Milwaukee Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova
Jabari Parker
Greg Monroe, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Andrew East
Andrew East
Jody Steel, Artist
Rat and Puff Show, Detroit, MI
Julia at 987ampRadio
Jag in Detroit
Slacker, 987amp Radio
Rebecca Zamolo
Ryan Parma, Director with Amari and Amir O'Neil
Amari and Amir O'Neil
Wiz Kalifa
Playworks and USC
McCall Hall and Laval Brewer
Sam Mugavero, Smug Fitness, Atlanta
Jen Widerstrom, Fitness Trainer
Fitness Guru  Armond Rashad, MI
Forever In Your Mind
Indiana Fever
Indiana Fever Mascot
Nat Borchers Timber Joes Portland Timbers
Renaldo Wynn NC
Katerina Taylor, Georgia
SPSC Detroit
Sunny Mabrey
Ethan Embry
Minnesota Vikings - Xavier Rhodes, Anthony Barr, Adam Theilen, Harrison Smith
Jeff Locke, Minnesota Vikings
Detroit FC
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