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Committee for Children Partners with Bullying Prevention Superhero, Captain Compassion

The Character Returns in Support of National Bullying Prevention Month


CONTACT: Shauna McBride,, 206-612-8718
Natalie Ceis,, 206-755-3761

SEATTLE—In support of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, Committee for Children (CFC), the global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs, is teaming up once again with bullying prevention superhero Captain Compassion® to help adults teach kids how to use their bystander power to help put a stop to bullying.

Equipped with the power to inspire others to be kind and respectful in challenging situations, Captain Compassion helps families and educators use the research-based information on Committee for Children’s bullying prevention website, This year, Captain Compassion is back to empower kids and adults to use their bystander power and give her trusty sidekick Kid Kinder® guidance about how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying.

“It’s important for adults to recognize that all kids connected with bullying—those who experience it, engage in it, and even witness it—can suffer long-term mental health consequences,” Committee for Children Director of Education and Learning Bridgid Normand says. “Families and educators play a crucial role in bullying prevention. The Captain Compassion campaign provides tools for adults to recognize the signs of bullying and empower themselves and the kids in their care to be effective bystanders.”

The site is home to approachable, research-based tips and tactics drawn from Committee for Children’s decades of work in the field of bullying prevention.

The website includes engaging comics, videos, a downloadable poster, and resources for kids and adults to address a range of bullying scenarios and feel empowered to activate their bystander power.

For more information and to access our Captain Compassion resources, visit

About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a nonprofit on a mission to ensure children everywhere can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Best known for our innovative social-emotional learning curricula that blend research and rigor with intuitive program design, we empower children and their adults with skills that help them realize their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives. Since 1979, we’ve been connecting experts in the field to share experiences and advance the cause of educating the whole child. A force in advocacy, we’re helping pass policies and legislation that place importance on creating safe and supportive learning environments. Today our programs reach more than 15 million children in over 70 countries worldwide. By lifting up children today, we’re helping them create a safe and positive society for the future. Learn more at

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