In the last column, Arianna asked for help with the following problem:
I saw a friend take something that doesn’t belong to him. Should I tell or keep quiet so he won’t get into trouble? I don’t want this friend to be mad at me.
Arianna, age 11
Several kids have offered some solutions. Here they are.
Tell a teacher.
Angela, age 10
When you see that happen, you should tell and also tell what he took.
Sidney, age 10
Tell the boy to give it back. If he doesn’t, tell a grown-up.
Kourtney, age 10
I think you should tell the teacher because he might do it again and get caught stealing something like a ring!
Taemora, age 10
I would just say, “Don’t take something that’s not yours!”
Erianna, age 10
You should tell the teacher, or whoever, that your friend took something. But say to the teacher not to get him in trouble.
Anthony, age 10
Find someone you can trust like a parent or guardian and they will give you advice. Or, convince the person who stole the item to stop!
Michelle, age 11
Tell his parents.
Tyrell, age 9
Thanks, kids, for offering solutions. Now, Arianna will have several ideas to try. Readers, you too can offer an idea for Arianna. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To read past columns:
– Being made fun of, or not performing well
– Having a friend cheat off your test
– Arguing with a friend
– Name calling