After school, you meet up with Sam and head to the mall.
Maybe a little distraction will help after everything that's happened today. Your friend is still upset, but feels better knowing that you are there and supporting them.
You grab some french fries and sit down at the food court. Just then, you see Becky in the corner. She's laughing and pointing at her phone.
Susana and Kanya are laughing, too. You walk over and confront her.
[["Please stop laughing at Sam's photo, it's mean."->"I know it was you who shared the photo with everyone online!"]]
[["You need to stop, Becky. You're not the only one with embarrassing photos. In fact, I have plenty of you. Maybe I should post them online?"]]
[[On second thought, you choose to ignore them. They're not worth your time.]]
"What, this photo?"
She shows you her phone - all that's up is a funny cat picture.
"But so what if I did laught at it? What's the big deal?"
"Oh, yeah?" Becky crosses her arms. "Well, I have photos of YOU. Annnnd... I'm going to send them to everyone. How about that?'
Your friend grabs you by the arm. "You're making it worse. I just want to go home... right now!"
[[Listen to your friend and go home]]
[[Stay and fight with Becky]]
Sam looks about ready to cry.
Becky's friends look guilty.
"Becky, maybe we..." Susana hesitates.
'We really shouldn't show the photo,' Kanya finishes.
"I didn't TAKE the photo!" Becky shouts.
"Ok, but ... even if you didn't, it was still pretty mean to share it,' you tell her. Kanya and Susana nod.
"Fine." Becky rolls her eyes, takes out her phone, types for a bit, then shows you what she sent.
[[Read the text message]]
"Hey everyone let's be kind and stop bullying each other over photos. Would you want that to happen to you?"
"Maybe we won't know for sure who started it, but we can all be a part of stopping it "
Becky throws down her phone and sighs. She's thinking more about what you and the others were saying to her. "Yeah, maybe you're right. I shouldn't have laughed at it. I wouldn't want that happening to me."
[[Next . . .]] You follow your friend Sam out of the mall. You hear Becky, Susana and Kanya laughing as you leave. This wasn't how you wanted things to go.
[[Next . . .]]
You tell Becky this is her last warning. If she doesn't stop and confess to sending the photo to everyone around school, you are going to get her suspended for doing it.
Becky looks increasingly upset. 'It wasn't me!"
"Yeah!" Susana says, "We're just sitting here laughing at cat videos! What's your problem?"
"Just leave us alone, already." Kanya tells you.
[[Tell Kanya she better lay off the hot wings or she'll have another "accident"]]
[[A little embarrassed, you and your friend decide to leave.]]
You aren't sure who sent the photo.
Sam is clearly mad at you for acting like a jerk.
"Do you think it'll happen again?" you ask.
"I'm going to be more careful." Sam says, " And I'm going to speak up more about not bullying people, and not be friends with people who do."
Sam can tell you're still upset and says, "People will forget about this soon. And, I suppose..." Sam pauses, "I used to think it was funny, to forward embarssing things, to gossip. Now I know what it's like."
[[Luckily, tomorrow is Friday. Only one more day of school before the weekend->Tomorrow is Friday]]
Kanya looks mortified. "How did you find out? That was a secret!"
Whoops. You forgot that was private info.
"Ironic. You don't respect privacy either." Becky sneers at you.
[[Sam looks at you like she doesn't want to be friends anymore->A little embarrassed, you and your friend decide to leave.]]
Good work detective. You are done with this set of digital clues!
You can now explore the 'room' until the time is up, or go back through the story again.
[[Start over->Go to the Mall]]
(link: "Bonus Adventure!")[(goto-url: 'https://carolinehardin.github.io/DigitalPrivacyDetectives/part4-clueroom.html')]
Becky and her friends continue laughing and pointing at the phone, but you and Sam just ignore them and leave. They can have their LULZ, but it will cost them: neither you or Sam want to be friends with them anymore.
[[Tomorrow is Friday]]
(set: $privacyScore to it +0)
Before school starts, both of you talk to Ms. Meng (the school counselor). Together you decide it's best to lay low over the weekend to wait for everything to settle down.
You both decide to pick up trash in the park and take photos as part of the 'trash tag' challenge - soon the conversation has changed to something positive.
It seems to work. Soon, everyone has moved on to talking about other things. Even a few people apologized for sharing the photo because they remembered being in plenty of embarrassing situations before and they don't want that happening to anyone else...
[[Next . . .]]