Bullying Prevention Superhero Captain Compassion® Returns with a New Adventure

We’ve reached a pivotal moment in students’ academic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and bullying remains a barrier to children’s ability to learn and feel safe. One out of five students report being bullied during the school year. Most often, these children are bullied because of reasons like their physical appearance, race or ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.
When students experience or witness bullying and don’t understand how to recognize, report, and refuse it, they are not set up to learn effectively, make responsible decisions, and thrive. With student safety and success on the line, Committee for Children’s bullying prevention superhero Captain Compassion needs your help to activate students’ and families’ upstander power.

Designed for children and adults to read together, a new Captain Compassion webcomic will be released each week in October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. Follow along at CaptainCompassion.org as Captain Compassion and her sidekick Kid Kinder® teach kids how to recognize, report, and refuse racially motivated bullying.

Bullying Prevention Resources for Educators

In addition to the free comics available for download at CaptainCompassion.org, you’ll also find educational videos, posters for your classroom, relevant research, and a social media toolkit to help you and your students’ families talk about the steps you can take to prevent bullying.

You can engage your students even more by entering our Secret Decoder Wheel sweepstakes to win a one-of-a-kind illustration of your students with Captain Compassion! Each week’s free Captain Compassion comic contains a hidden, coded word for students to find. Students can download the Secret Decoder Wheel from CaptainCompassion.org and use it to decode each week’s word, then you can enter our sweepstakes to win the prize.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or D.C. who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) upon entry. Entrants can enter the Promotion (a) on behalf of themselves; (b) if the parent or legal guardian of a child who is under the legal age of majority in their state of residence and such minor child shares the same legal residence as the parent or legal guardian (a “Minor”), on behalf of a Minor; and or (c) if a teacher of Minor, on behalf of such Minor with parent/legal guardian consent. Void where prohibited. “Promotion Period” is from 12:00:01 am PT on 9/27/2022 to 11:59:59 pm PT on 11/4/2022. To enter, during the Promotion Period: (1) Print the PDF located at https://www.cfchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/resources/bullying-prevention-information/cc2022/docs/captain-compassion-decoder-wheel.pdf and follow the instructions to create the Secret Decoder Wheel; (2) decode the code word in all five Captain Compassion comics released weekly on https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/bullying-prevention-information/ during the Promotion Period (5 codes total); and (3) send the correct codes via one DM to @cfchildren on Facebook or Twitter or @committeeforchildren on Instagram. One winner will be selected to win one personalized illustration of the winner (or the individual(s) designated by such winner) with Captain Compassion. Approx. Retail Value $0. Promotion subject to Official Rules. Details and restrictions apply, so visit https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/bullying-prevention-information/captain-compassion-promotion-official-rules for Official Rules. Sponsor: Committee for Children, 2815 Second Ave., Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98121.


Together We Can Build a Safer World

To those who have experienced bullying or helped children navigate bullying situations, it may seem like an insurmountable issue. In truth, each of us has the power to help students make responsible decisions, communicate across differences, and treat others with kindness and respect. In fact, research shows that when upstanders intervene in bullying situations, it can reduce bullying by more than fifty percent. That means our children are better able to grow, learn, and thrive if we work together as parents and teachers to provide them with safe and supportive environments in which to do so. Thank you for joining us in making this a safer world for each child.

Andrea Lovanhill | Chief Executive Officer

Committee for Children