Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Navigate the Social Scene Friendships. We’ve already talked about the changes you’ll face in middle school. Along with everything else, people can change too. Sometimes old friends get a “too cool for you”attitude. And you may find that you get along better with some of the new kids you meet. Here’s some expert advice on making new friends and avoiding the drama. Find friends who have the same interests as you do, and who like you for who you are. Social media like Facebook and Instagram can be fun, but it can also cause hurt feelings. Think before you post! Joining a group like a sports team, band, or art club is a good way to meet new people—and make new friends. Social media like Facebook and Instagram can be fun, Don’t send or post anything that you don’t want people to see forever! Advice Expert 4 # I‘m not going to lie. The social scene in middle school can be crazy. To begin with, your class no longer rules the building— and it can be hard being the youngest grade in the school again. There is also more drama in middle school. But the good news is—you’ll do fine with the whole social scene if you don’t take it too seriously and you make smart choices. 12