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.

 

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January 8, 2021

To America’s Teachers and Families ›

As we all try to process the extremely troubling events in Washington DC this week, Playworks wants to express our deep appreciation to our nation’s teachers and families. We see you caring for America’s children and helping them grapple with what they saw. You are approaching hard conversations with kids to help them understand what…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…

November 9, 2020

Play Builds Serious Skills ›

Playtime is many things. It’s fun for children. It’s an escape for busy parents. But it’s much more than that. According to Dr. Stephanie M. Carlson, distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Reflection Sciences co-founder, “Play is about as ‘blueprinted’ a behavior as you can have in terms of basic survival and reproduction.” Furthermore,…