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Student Interview: The Importance of Inclusion - Episode 28

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Student Interview: The Importance of Inclusion - Episode 28

We are excited to continue the conversation about inclusion by hearing what students have to say! This week on PACERTalks About Bullying, we interviewed four students, asking them all about inclusion and what they want others to know about this important topic.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 3:13 minutes
  • Date Posted: 3/21/2018

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 1

We are so excited to be launching our brand new series, PACERTalks About Bullying, where each week we will be talking about all things bullying. In our first episode, we’ll share more about PACER Center and what we do.


Hey there! Welcome back to PACER talks about bullying. I'm Bailey we're glad you're here.

This month we're talking all about inclusion. In this week's episode we are really excited to have four students with us that are sharing more about what inclusion means to them and what inclusion can look like in the school and in the community. Let's get into the video. What does inclusion look like?

Inclusion is looking at people for their abilities not their disabilities. Inclusion is making new friends, welcoming new people, not excluding people. One thing at our school that's really helped inclusion is the lunchroom, we have an integrated lunchroom so people are sitting with new people not just their base of their closest friends and it's made a world of difference at our school.

So, how do you suggest standing up to a friend or someone you know who is being disrespectful towards people with disabilities?

I would say that if you see someone with or without a disability getting bullied that, if they don't have the courage to standup for themselves, or again, don't have the voice, to be that person for them would make a big difference to them and also just for the bully to see that like, it's not ok to do that type of thing. It makes it, it helps change the life of the person being bullied and the person who bullied to know that that's not ok, that it shouldn't be happening.

What is one thing you'd want everyone to know about inclusion?

Inclusion means no matter if it's like creating a club or a gym class, certified PE, it's always great to just see everyone, I mean like making friends and all that, [inaudible], it's a great experience.

What is one thing you want everyone to know about bullying?

Bullying, it affects everyone. No matter how big or small the person is, and by just smiling at somebody in the hallway, it, who knows, it could make their day. It might not change the world for that one person, or it might not change the world, but for that one person it means the world, and just not bullying is just so important, because, again, as he said, you don't what everyone's going through, you don't know what's going on in their lives and so it's just really important just to always be a friend. Just make the world a better place.

And that wraps up this week's episode. Thanks so much to all of the amazing students that participated in this week's episode. As we can see, being inclusive benefits everyone. We'll see you right back here next week and remember, together we can all help create a world without bullying. See ya!