Brothers’ Brilliant Campaign Against Bullies

November 16, 2017 | By

When two young brothers had enough of being bullied physically and emotionally, they devised a brilliant campaign against bullying that grew into a global initiative.

At the age of 8, Timeon Jansen van Rensburg and his brother Reuben, who was 12, created interactive comics to address this problem. During the International Anti-Bullying Week in November 2014, they launched The Adventures of Bully & Boo in English, in South Africa. The project subsequently grew to reach more than 20 countries in five languages (English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Spanish & French), last year.

This week, they are running their 4th International Anti-Bullying campaign. Similar to previous years, the interactive comics are available online for free from 13 to 19 November. Half-way through the week, the campaign has already exceeded last year’s reach. Read more about the campaign and play the comics in a language of your choice.

This is what teachers have to say about it:


“They will be helpful especially because my school has a challenge with bullying.”
“It is very age appropriate and have real life scenarios which children can relate to.”
“It really allows learners to interact while learning.”
“It is short and relevant to kids at that stage of life.”
“Brilliant concept as there is so much bullying going on with the youth.”
“Very good scenarios and good explanations given.”
“It can definitely be of good use in all schools.”
“Definitely a good demonstration of bullying for young children to understand.”

Play a Demo now

The modules were designed to teach young children empathy for victims as well as bullies, which has proved to prevent bully behaviour. Read more about the principles on which these modules are based.

The boys are inviting partnerships to develop an app, with new stories and translations into many more languages. Contact them directly to get on-board, at


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