Online chat with soccer team players
Situation without Rethink App
Dylan: Great game, guys
Logan: I know
Dylan: Man I am so annoyed that I got that own goal
Jake: well you just need to do better next time
Dylan: I know
Logan: Man if I were you, I would have saved it because I am not that bad. Man you don’t deserve to be on the team.
Dylan left the chat
Jake: Logan why were you so mean to Dylan? You hurt his feelings and he might think you are a rude kid just because you called him a bad soccer player. Man you should try to be nicer so you can have more friends. Try the rethink app it will help you be a better person. I even have it and it is free.
Logan: Ok I guess I will try it.
When people are on a chat or even in a conversation they don’t always think about what they are saying or how it affects others. They do it because they think they are cool but it is making the situation worse. When this is happening, kids can feel let down and alone. That is not good especially when a team is supposed to be working together. This next situation is when the rethink app is involved.
Dylan: Hey guys great game
Jake: Yeah thanks
Logan: Our team played really well
Dylan: I know we were passing very well and we got lots of shots
Jake: so who do we play next week?
Logan: I am not sure
Dylan: I just want to win
Jake: Me too
Dylan: I am annoyed about that own goal
Jake: It ‘s OK
Logan was going to say: Well why did you let it in, if I were you I would have saved it. The Rethink App asked: “Is this a nice comment to post?” Logan changed his comment:
Logan: Everyone gets unlucky
Dylan: Well I have to go
Logan: See you soon
This conversation went a lot better and no feelings were hurt. This is because of the Rethink App. The Rethink App stopped Jake and Logan from saying rude things. It made them think and it helped the situation enormously. Kids should be nice because it is the right thing to do and standing up for each other helps everyone. Thinking twice about what people say to each other can change someone’s day.
T: THINK TWICE?
H: HOW DOES IT AFFECT OTHERS?
I: IS IT TRUE?
Central Middle School 6th grader Alex Vrbensky wants kids to re-think their actions and choose kindness.