Captain Compassion® Is Back!

Committee for Children is excited to introduce the 2021 installment of the Captain Compassion® bullying prevention comic series. This engaging, educational resource is designed for children and adults to read and discuss together.

We’ll release this year’s comics weekly throughout October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. Follow along as bullying prevention superhero Captain Compassion and her sidekick Kid Kinder® teach kids how to activate their upstander power by learning to recognize, report, and refuse bullying.

The comics are free and available for download at, where you’ll also find videos, posters, relevant research, and a social media toolkit to help you talk about topics like cyberbullying and racially motivated bullying.

Crack the Code and Win a Prize!

In addition to the compelling story and illustrations that bring real-world situations to life, each week’s Captain Compassion comic contains a hidden, coded word for kids to find. Kids can download the Secret Decoder Wheel from and use it to decode each week’s word, then enter our sweepstakes to win a prize.


How Kids Can Enter

  1. Visit and download the Secret Decoder Wheel.
  2. Watch this video and follow the instructions to construct the Secret Decoder Wheel.
  3. Look for the hidden word in each week’s Captain Compassion comic.
  4. Collect all five words and use the Secret Decoder Wheel to reveal the message.

Submit the solution to us via direct message on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram by October 31 to enter our sweepstakes. The prize is a one-of-a-kind illustration with Captain Compassion!

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 9/27/2021 to 11:59:59 pm PT on 10/31/2021. To enter, during the Promotion Period: (1) Print the PDF located at and follow the instructions to create the Secret Decoder Wheel; (2) decode the code word in all five Captain Compassion comics released weekly on 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 for Official Rules. Sponsor: Committee for Children, 2815 Second Ave., Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98121.


You, Too, Can Be a Bullying Prevention Superhero!

Compassion. Bravery. Resilience. We can all access these strengths in ourselves and support their growth in others when we learn and practice social-emotional and bullying prevention skills.

As adults, it’s up to us to model and teach kids the skills they need to prevent bullying and be inclusive and kind. Thank you for doing your part to create safe and supportive learning environments for every child.

Together, we can help prevent bullying.

With gratitude,


Andrea Lovanhill |  Chief Executive Officer

Committee for Children