Playworks Michigan Real Players Don't Bully Campaign

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

At Playworks Michigan, we promote inclusion and respect in everything that we do. This year alone, we are helping over 17,000 students feel included and engaged in their school community by leveraging the power of safe, healthy play.

And our school partners are noticing a difference. Last school year, 76% of our partner school staff reported a decrease in bullying incidents and 91% reported an increase in students’ use of conflict resolution strategies.

This past October, we had celebrity supporters join our bullying reduction efforts during our #RealPlayersDontBully social media campaign. Celebrities partners, including the 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, took to social media to stand up for inclusion with Playworks. Check out their posts by clicking the links below.

 

More Updates


May 12, 2021

10 Tips for Teaching Physical Distance ›

As kids return to school in person… It may be difficult to keep them physically distant. Although the CDC has updated COVID safety guidance to be a physical distance of 3 feet for students rather than the previous 6 feet, that can still feel like a lot to children. After months away from their friends…

students playing on blacktop
students playing on blacktop

April 29, 2021

Leveraging Play to Address Learning Loss ›

In order to help kids recover from learning loss, we must ensure their emotional needs are met. We need to prioritize every child’s wellbeing, and that starts with acknowledging that many kids are healing from traumas caused by the pandemic, including social, emotional, and physical impacts of COVID-19.  “When children experience stress and trauma, it…

April 22, 2021

The Importance of Including Recess in School Reopening Plans ›

To elementary school leaders and teachers, When offering guidance on school reopening, the CDC and most states don’t specifically provide guidelines for recess. Yet, we know that kids, parents, and educators want to ensure returning to school is safe and feels fun for kids, and that should always include recess, because kids benefit from playing…