What’s on Your Mind?

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“What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, September 2018

What’s on Your Mind?

Sometimes kids say mean things about other people online, including me. What should I do? —Bothered in Boston

Friend Magazine, 2018/09 Sep

Dear Bothered,

Heavenly Father wants us to be kind to all of His children—including online. If you get a mean message, talk to a parent or teacher for help. You can also tell your Heavenly Father. He loves you and knows your true worth. If you see someone being bullied online, defend them, compliment them, and love them. You can make a difference!


The Friend

What would you do?

  1. You hear kids making fun of a picture your friend posted.

    1. Act like you didn’t hear what they were saying.

    2. Make a kind comment on the picture.

    3. Join in and start laughing at the picture too.

  2. A classmate tells a mean joke about you online.

    1. Post embarrassing stories about them online.

    2. Tell an adult, but still be kind to the classmate.

    3. Tell your teacher a lie to get them in trouble.

  3. In a group message, someone insults a boy you know.

    1. Say something nice that you noticed about him.

    2. Reply with a laughing emoji.

    3. Start talking bad about another kid instead.

Check the best answers below.

What’s on Your Mind?

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Answers: 1-b, 2-b, 3-a