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Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show - Meet Brad - Episode 3

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Kids Against Bullying Puppet Show - Meet Brad - Episode 3

We are thrilled to have a very special guest on this week’s episode of PACERTalks About Bullying. Check out this awesome interview with Brad, a puppet in PACER’s Kids Against Bullying puppet show.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 3:54 minutes
  • Date Posted: 9/20/2017

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, welcome to PACER Talks about Bullying. I'm Bailey. Thanks for joining us.

Today, we are so excited to have a very special guest with us. Today, we have Brad from the PACER Puppet Show. The PACER Puppet Program has been around for over 30 years, and there's two different shows. The first is ''Count Me In'', which is all about inclusion and kids with disabilities. And the second, is the ''Kids Against Bullying'' show, which is all about bullying prevention and how to be a friend. So, Brad is part of the Kids Against Bullying show, and is going to tell us a little bit more about what the show entails. So, Brad, I've hear that you performed this show over hundreds of kids. Can you tell me a little bit more about that?

Hundreds! You know, I may be a kid, but I can count even higher than that. in fact, this school year, alone, my friends and I were on the road for 36 days. Delivering our messages about kindness, being a friend, and how to stop bullying to over 4,000 kids, parents, and educators.

Wow! That's amazing! That's a ton of kids to get this really great message. So, it sounds like you have a lot of friends that you perform with. Could you tell me a little bit more about who's in the show with you?

Sure. I perform with my friends Mitch, Carmen, Shannon, and Sally.

That sounds like an awesome crew to perform with. So, you performed this to thousands of kids. What's your favorite part of the show?

My favorite part of the show is when the kids in the audience get to participate. They help brainstorm what bullying means. And they come up with different ideas and strategies for how to stop bullying in their school. And they have some pretty great ideas about what to do if you see someone else being bullied.

That's a super cool part of the show, and I'm sure they come up with lots of great ideas on how they can prevent bullying in their schools. So, Brad, what's the most important thing you want people to take away after seeing the Kids Against Bullying puppet show?

That there are different types of bullying. Bullying is never okay. It's important to speak up and be a friend if you see bullying happening. And that no one ever deserves to be bullied.

That's a really great message. And while we have you here, I want to know, is there anything else you want people to know?

Sure. But it can be kind of hard for me to talk about sometimes, because, you know, I used to be mean to kids on purpose. But then, with some help from my friends, my teachers, and my parents, I was able to make a plan so I could figure out different ways to act, so I could start getting along better with the other kids at school.

That's really great. Thanks for sharing that with us. And finally, I've heard so much about the amazing song that you end every show with. Would you teach it to me?

It sounds like fun. But I'd like to get a little help from my friends, first. Hey Carmen, want to come sing with us?

Oh, I love to sing.

Thanks for joining us, Carmen. All right, let's hear the song.

Okay. Here we go.

Speak up, reach out, you can stop the bullying. Speak up, reach out, you can be a friend.

A friend.

That song was amazing. So, awesome. And I'm sure the kids absolutely love it.

Well, they do, because we're amazing.

You guys are amazing! Thanks so much, to Brad and to Carmen, for joining us on this episode of PACER Talks about Bullying. Join us right back here, next week. And remember, when we stand together, no one stands alone. See ya!