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D.E.C.I.D.E by Mind Map: D.E.C.I.D.E

1. EXPLORE the Alternatives: I could own up to what I did and tell my friend or I could lie and blame it on someone else.

2. CONSIDER the CONSEQUENCES: If I tell them, I could talk it out with my friend or if I tell them, they could react really badly. If I lie about it, I could get away with it or if I lie, my friend could find out it was me and be mad at you for lying and for breaking their device.

3. DEFINE the Problem: I borrow someone’s device (Smart Phone, Laptop etc) from a friend and accidentally break it.

4. IDENTIFY Your Values: I value my friendship with this friend and I don't want them to think I'm a bad person. Lying to them wouldn't be respecting them or myself and would probably ruin the friendship. If I tell the truth, I think my friend will appreciate my honesty.

5. DECIDE and Act: I've decided to tell my friend what I did. First, I'll apologize and tell them I didn't mean to do it. Hopefully, they won't be mad and then we can talk it out.

6. EVALUATE the Results: Telling the truth was the right choice. My friend wasn't mad and I learned that lying never gets you anywhere. If I could go back and change something, I wouldn't have even thought about lying in the first place.