Shred Hate is a bullying prevention program created by ESPN, supported by Major League Baseball and X Games, that seeks to eliminate bullying by encouraging kids to choose kindness.

SHRED HATE, CHOOSE KINDNESS AT X GAMES 2020

Join the X Games from January 23 – 26 to Share your Shred by posting your photo on the Shred Hate mosaic wall. With each post, you enter to win a 2020 X Games Shred Hate snowboard and, once a day, you can win an X Games Shred Hate fan pack.

Join the movement … by helping to Shred Hate and Choose Kindness!


The ultimate goal of Shred Hate is to cause a tangible reduction of bullying incidents in schools by igniting the compassion of youth. With 10 million students bullied each year in the U.S., the need and timing for such a program is critical.

Participation in sports can be two-fold as it can both be a refuge from bullying as well as lead to additional incidents of bullying. ESPN, X Games and Major League Baseball are committed to creating and sustaining a bully-free culture in schools through Shred Hate, which has impacted nearly 90,000 students in 130 schools nationwide since 2016.


Working hard to strike out bullying!

Bullying can occur in and outside the classroom, and especially in sports. These lessons, made with the support of MLB, utilize baseball-themed examples to provide realistic solutions for preventing bullying. Click here to download the free lesson manuals.

X GAMES OUT OF SCHOOL TIME LESSONS

What do No Bully Upstanders and X Game athletes have in common? They both can encounter bullying, but they also know how to respond to incidents they come across. These lessons use this dynamic to help students understand what bullying is, how to identify it in their community, and how they can address it. Click here to download the free lesson manual.


SHRED HATE SUCCESS STORIES

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“We’re Really Making an Impact”

Brooke Krohn is used to having an impact on students’ lives. As a social worker at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) Public Schools in Minnesota, she’s sometimes responsible for helping children navigate difficult feelings and life events. And bullying is no exception. But her first experience with No Bully’s Solutions Team process has left a lasting impression.  … Continued

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Building a culture of kindness

Things are changing at Edgewood Academy. They’d done some anti-bullying work over the years on their K-8 campus, so bullying wasn’t a major problem before they began the Shred Hate program last year. Still, its students had their normal ups and downs. But school counselor Veronica Montes can see that something is shifting. Since beginning … Continued

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‘Vibe Control’ at Paladin Career & Technical High School

Paladin Career and Technical High School is an alternative public charter high school, located in Blaine, Minnesota. The school is funded by the state and is not like most traditional public schools. For starters, it is not housed on a large campus but is located in a purposeful space in a mall called Northtown.  Paladin … Continued


Cool to be kind: MLB joins anti-bullying platform

More than 10 million students report being bullied each year in the U.S., according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Education, and those are just the ones who report it. That translates to nearly one in every four students, meaning someone’s child is being bullied right now at a school somewhere near you.

Mendoza discusses ESPN’s #ShredHate from ESPNFrontRow on Vimeo.



ESPN, X Games, and Major League Baseball hosted a complimentary webinar to address cyberbullying

Nearly 1 in 3 students experience bullying in schools. With technological advancements and the rise of youth engagement across digital platforms and electronic devices, bullying and aggressive behaviors have extended beyond the classroom setting.

Cyberbullying, coined in 2008, is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. ESPN, X Games and Major League Baseball hosted a complimentary webinar on November 1, designed to offer best practices to address cyberbullying, in partnership with No Bully, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that trains schools how to activate student compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying.

Experts from the education field explored the issue and provided actionable ideas and strategies for educators to begin addressing cyberbullying in their classrooms, schools and beyond.

About ESPN Corporate Citizenship

ESPN believes that, at its very best, sports uplifts the human spirit. Its corporate citizenship programs use power of sport to positively address society’s needs through strategic community investments, cause marketing programs, collaboration with sports organizations and employee volunteerism, while also utilizing its diverse media assets. For more information go to ESPN Citizenship or X Games Shred Hate.

About Major League Baseball

MLB is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. It is the best-attended sport in North America, and since 2004, MLB has enjoyed its best-attended seasons in the history of the game. Led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport’s larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball’s business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America’s National Pastime and a truly global game. For more information on MLB, visit www.MLB.com.

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