Is he going to be okay? I don't want to see this...
Come on, let's go!
I wonder if I could become friends with the bullied kid if they're not my friends anymore, but he might not want to be my friend. In the end, I can't really expect anything to happen.
What should I do? I can stand up to them, but they might bully me too. Maybe they'll understand and I'm worrying about nothing...
I could do nothing. I get to keep my friends and we don't get into confrontation, but I'll feel guilty.
Well, I haven't bullied him, but he could still blame me for doing nothing to help him... Maybe I could lie and say I didn't know he was being bullied.
One day at school, Cathy found out her friends have been bullying someone and she feels bad for him. She doesn't want to see others suffering and in pain because of her friends. She wants to tell her friends to stop, but she knows they won't like it and it may backfire. What should she do?
I wonder if telling the teacher or someone else would be the best choice? They could stop it, right? Wait, what if they don't? What if they ignore it?
Fine! I thought you were our friend... I guess I was wrong....
Cathy is conflicted on what to do. At first, she thinks about standing up, but then she thinks about all the positive and negative situations that will happen if she does this.
Making a Chioce
Jeez... Stop being uptight! We're just joking around!
Stop it! It's not right!
Cathy starts to come up with new ideas. She thinks about doing nothing and ignoring the situation. Although it may make her feel guilty.
Thanks for sticking up for me.
The next day comes, Cathy keeps thinking about the situation. She got a new idea. Cathy is thinking about letting someone else deal with it, but she doesn't like idea of telling on her friends and getting them into big trouble. She has to do something...
My friends wouldn't know about it and we could still be friends. I'll feel relieved that they aren't going to bully the guy anymore and almost everybody wins! Wait, wouldn't that mean I would have to betray my friends? I would have to betray their trust and tell on them...
One week later, Cathy has decided to tell them directly. She tells them that it's not right to bully others and it's wrong. They're upset with her, but they leave their victim and Cathy alone. In the end, she lost her friends, but gained a new one.
Being your friend doesn't mean I have to agree with every action you do! I'm still allowed to disagree with you!
I don't need friends like you!
No problem. I hope they didn't do too much damage. I wish I did something sooner...
Cathy and the (once) bullied kid have become friends. Cathy feels proud of what she did and doesn't regret it. She helped someone and that's the thing that only matters.