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Kids Against Bullying

The KIDS AGAINST BULLYING puppet program helps children and adults learn about bullying prevention and is an ideal supplement to existing bullying prevention programs. The show features five child-size puppets that portray children with and without disabilities. These puppets have proven to be a comfortable medium through which children can learn about bullying prevention. The show presents three skits focusing on different types of bullying (physical, verbal, and social/exclusion) and includes opportunities for the students to share their ideas and ask questions throughout.

KIDS AGAINST BULLYING, for children in grades 1-3, discusses:

  • The definition of bullying
  • How children can respond if they’re being bullied, and how they can help if they see someone else being bullied
  • The difference between telling and tattling
  • The important lesson that no one ever deserves to be bullied

Meet the cast
The show features puppets Carmen, Brad, Mitch, Sally and Shannon.

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Carmen

Carmen has epilepsy. She likes to try new things, go to new places, and, most importantly, help her many friends. Carmen’s friends did not know she had seizures because they are controlled through the medication she takes.

Brad

Brad, one of the KIDS AGAINST BULLYING puppets, has trouble with schoolwork, but is a good athlete. He tries to act tough, and sometimes threatens other kids, but can also be a fun, sweet kid when he’s not lashing out.

Mitch

Mitch has a learning disability. Mitch needs to be taught some subjects in a different way than the other kids in his class. Mitch’s favorite sport is baseball. He is the pitcher and captain of his team.

Sally

Sally has a physical disability. Sally has either spina bifida or cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She likes to sing and play games and even tried horseback riding once, but her favorite thing to do is swim.

Shannon

Shannon is popular at school and likes to dress in the latest style. In the KIDS AGAINST BULLYING show, Shannon uses verbal and social bullying to control other kids, especially when she feels jealous of someone else.

Gina

Gina is blind and uses a white cane to go almost anywhere. Gina can ride a tandem bike and read Braille, and she enjoys having sleepovers with her friends.

Jay

Jay is deaf/hard of hearing. Jay wears a hearing aid that helps him hear some sounds. His favorite thing to do is play games. Jay has learned to talk and uses sign language and speech reading. He taught his classmates how to sign “Happy Birthday.”

Sally

Sally has a physical disability. Sally has either spina bifida or cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She likes to sing and play games and even tried horseback riding once, but her favorite thing to do is swim.

Corey

Corey has Down syndrome. He learns things at a slower pace than his friends but when given the help and support he needs, Corey can be counted on to do a good job and help others, too.

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