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Meet Carmen - Episode 8

Meet Carmen - Episode 8

We are thrilled to have a very special guest on this week’s episode of PACERTalks About Bullying. Check out this awesome interview with Carmen, a puppet in PACER’s Kids Against Bullying puppet show. See you next Wednesday for our next video.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 3:45 minutes
  • Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 2

We are thrilled to return for another season with more videos featuring interviews, stories, and informational content. New this season will be the feature “Ask Us” in which we will respond to questions from students around the world.


>> Hey there. Welcome back to PACERTalks about Bullying. I am Bailey. This is Carmen.

>> Hi.

>> And we're glad you're here.

On this week's episode, PACERTalks about Bullying, we are so excited to be bringing you another interview with a puppet from PACER's Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show. "The Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show" has been around for almost 10 years and delivers puppet shows to kids all over the Twin Cities metro area. Carmen is going to tell us a little bit more about herself and all about the amazing puppet show they do. Now, let's get in to the interview. So just to get started with this interview, Carmen, would you tell our audience a little bit more about yourself?

>> OK. I'm in third grade and I like ice cream and cats. And I like to go to new places and try new things. And I also like to make new friends.

>> That's amazing. I'm sure a lot of our audience likes ice cream too.

>> Yeah.

>> So my next question is would you able to tell us a little bit more about "The Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show"?

>> Sure. "The Kids Against Bullying Show" helps kids learn about what bullying is and about different kinds of bullying and what to do if they're being bullied or if someone they know is being bullied. And it has to include some of my puppet friends, Mitch, Sally, Shannon, and Brad.

>> That's so cool. It sounds like you've got a great casts that you perform the show with.

>> Yeah.

>> My next question for you is what's your favorite part about the puppet show?

>> Oh well, my favorite part is getting to meet new kids and hearing their ideas about how to deal with bullying. Sometimes they come up with really great ideas that I've never even heard before.

>> I'm sure they have awesome ideas. Would you be able to share an example with us?

>> Sure. Well, there's one scene in the show where Sally is getting bullied by some kids who were singing a mean song about her and we asked the audience what they think we could do to help and they suggested that we make up a nice song about Sally and I thought that was really cool.

>> That's a really cool idea. I love that.

>> Yeah.

>> So it sounds like the kids get a ton out of the show. What's the main message you want them to take away from the "Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show"?

>> Well, the main message is that nobody ever deserves to be bullied. And it's important to speak up and tell someone who can help if you're being bullied and be a friend to somebody else who's a target of bullying.

>> That is such an important message. I can tell this topic is super important to you. Would you be able to tell us why you care about bullying prevention?

>> Yeah. Well, I know how it feels to be bullied and it feel like there was nothing I could do to stop it and I don't want anyone to feel that way. I want to share this show with as many kids as possible.

>> And it sounds like you're doing just that by sharing this show with so many kids and getting out this important message.

>> Yeah.

>> And before we end this interview, is there anything else you want to add?

>> Well, I think that being kind can go a really long way.

>> [Background Music] I am totally with you on that one. Kindness is something that everyone can give.

>> Yeah.

>> Well that wraps up this episode of PACERTalks about Bullying. Thank you so much to Carmen for being our very special guest on today's episode.

>> Thank you.

>> We'll see you right back here next week. And remember, together we can help create a world without bullying. See you. Bye.