Shannon says: Let’s talk it out.
Honestly, I think we are too quick to cancel people at this school. How does it help to cut people out of the group when they mess up? It just makes them feel alone, angry, and sad. That can lead to even worse behavior. If Jason doesn’t have friends to keep him in check, why would he try to be nicer? I bet he’d just become a lonely bully.
Canceling people can make us lonely too. If we shut out everybody who bothers us, we’ll lose a lot of friends. If we ignore everyone we disagree with, we’ll only be friends with people just like us. When that happens, we don’t get the chance to learn from others.
Instead of canceling Jason, let’s try talking to him. We’ll explain how he’s made us feel. I think it’s worth it to give him a second chance, because everybody makes mistakes. Those mistakes shouldn’t cause a person to lose everything.