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.
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 will impact nearly 60,000 students in 80 schools in the 2018-19 school year.
The No Bully System has proven to remedy 90% of all bullying cases in the schools where it's been implemented. To learn more about getting the No Bully System as part of your school, click here or call 415-767-0070.
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.