Call It When You See It
It’s easy to look the other way when kids are being bullied, but no more! Bullying is a problem we can’t ignore and it’s hurting our kids. That’s why Children’s Mercy and Sporting KC are teaming up to put a stop to bullying with Red Card.
Take the Pledge
Join the team to stop bullying in our community. Your support will help children and teens in the Kansas City area.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both those who are bullied and who bully others may have serious lasting problems.
Team up to stop bullying
Change the Story Video
I am a Kid
You have the power to stand up to bullying!
I am a Teacher
You can teach kids what bullying is, and how to stop it.
I am a Coach
You can create an environment where bullying is unacceptable.
I am a Parent
You can model kindness and empathy to prevent bullying.
Based at Overland Trail through a partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Rickard works as a team with two school counselors to serve 580 students across grades sixth through eighth. At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, Overland Trail rolled out RED CARD, a joint campaign created by Children’s Mercy and Sporting Kansas City to encourage kids, teens and adults to speak up against bullying.
Though classes became virtual in March 2020, bullying did not stop. When the Fall 2020 semester began, Monique recognized the need for an anti-bullying campaign still existed and connected with Red Card to implement the campaign.