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Topic : 01/21 Real Life Gossip Girls

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Created on : Friday, January 18, 2008, 02:22:49 pm
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Some teens are catty, mean and love to spread lies, but what happens when gossip goes too far? Kim says her daughter, Kailey, was the victim of a prank. Two of Kailey's cheer squad friends took a picture of her while she was in the shower, and the image supposedly made its way around the football team. Now, in the aftermath, the whole town is buzzing. You won't believe what the fathers of the alleged perpetrators have to say about the incident. Another girl claims she was also a victim when one of the girls took an unwanted photo of her as a joke. Hear from this alleged victim. And, Mandie and Nikki threatened the life of a classmate on MySpace after they thought she was going to steal Nikki's boyfriend. They were convicted in a court of law three years ago, and now both families say they face losing their homes because of this teen gossip. What do the girls say about their actions? And, Elizabeth started a Web site that allows anyone to gossip about anything. When a victim of lies posted on her site tells her story, will Elizabeth change her view? Share your thoughts here.

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January 19, 2008, 3:11 pm CST

Loser Jokers

 Okay a jokes a joke. But taking pictures of someone in the shower and passing it around, evil.
Grow up. Ever heard what goes around comes around, maybe then these immature people won't think its so funny. Respect, that is what's missing, they show none so they deserve none.
 
January 19, 2008, 4:18 pm CST

GOSSIP GIRLS

  • CELL PHONES-LEAVE THEM IN THE CAR OR YOUR LOCKER. OTHERWISE THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS SHOULD ENFORCE THEIR RULES AND TAKE THEM! OR AT LEAST THAT IS THE RULE IN THIS AREA.
  • IF A GIRL HAS A PICTURE TAKEN IN THE SHOWER THEN MAYBE THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND THEN DISCIPLINE THE PHOTOGRAPHER. WOULD THAT BE PORNOGRAPHY, OR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OR BULLYING!!!!
  • SOME GIRLS ARE PROUD TO FLAUNT WHAT THEY HAVE-OTHER GIRLS IT COULD BE LIKE MENTAL RAPE!!! HOWEVER IT IS HE GIRL'S CHOICE NOT OTHER STUDENTS!
 
January 19, 2008, 6:43 pm CST

gossip is evil

My son was the victim of vicious gossip. A guy started a rumor that he was caught playing with himself in the bathroom. He was 13 years old. It made him not want to go to school. Nobody believed him when  he said it was not true. The kids looked at him funny and he was very upset and it upset us also' {his parents}
 
January 20, 2008, 7:13 am CST

01/21 Real Life Gossip Girls

Dr Phil

I can never understand how someone can get pleasure by hurting someone else.  How can you enjoy causing pain to another person.  When I hear about these type of people, I think of serial killer who receive please by inflicting pain on their victim.  Gossip just kill their victims with their words instead of a knife or a gun.  People who have been mean and gossip have destroyed many people lives.  This behavior needs to stop and people need to grow up.
 
January 20, 2008, 8:13 am CST

01/21 Real Life Gossip Girls

Quote From: maritza37

 Okay a jokes a joke. But taking pictures of someone in the shower and passing it around, evil.
Grow up. Ever heard what goes around comes around, maybe then these immature people won't think its so funny. Respect, that is what's missing, they show none so they deserve none.

Or perhaps, sexual harassment.

 

I think it is coming around if those families are in danger of losing their homes.  Perhaps that will impress on both parents and children the seriousness of their choices.

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Some of my friends were the targets of gossip.  It is a nasty beast to try and respond to because it is all a matter of words.  No evidence, no arbitration.  For myself, in high school I let the gossipers talk and my character speak for itself.  (Although after years of that, my character has taken a beating and I am a little more aggressive than I used to be.)

 
January 20, 2008, 9:36 am CST

01/21 Real Life Gossip Girls

Pranks.

 

I always ask myself..Why is it that people feel the need to pick out certain people or why is it that it would be so funny to see someone else be humiliated and hurt? I can't believe that people can be so heartless and careless. No one likes to be judged, no one likes to be picked on, no one likes to be made fun of..So why is that these girls on the show..would do that to someone? I mean how would they feel if that had happend to them?? They would feel the same way that the victims feel. I am a strong beleiver in that one should never do anything they wouldnt want to have done to them and I just can't believe how absurd and immature people really can be. Pranks have a serious strong effect on just about anyone and everyone..Especially when it comes to pranks that are harmful to others. These girls obviously have no life and in order to make there life more intresting and my popular they feel the need to bring other people down to make them selves feel better..well girls......you just made your self look horrible and people will never forget you for that..and maybe thats what you want..to be rememberd however now you will always be remembered as the girls who taunted other girls and pranked other people for the satisfaction of yourself. People who are bullied live with that for the REST of their lives..some just can't get over something like that...Issues like this can lead to suicide...I thank god that in this circumstance that no one was hurt in that way but i am just so upset with how people can truly be. My sympathy goes out to these victims and i only hope they come out of this stronger than ever and that they continue to live there life and be brave.

 
January 20, 2008, 10:26 am CST

hello!

sorry, but do you mind of answering to my poll? is about this subject, and nobody answers to it... and I REALLY need some advises!!! just search for my name and go to "stupid kids". THANKS TO ANYONE WHO ANSWERS TO IT!!!!
 
January 20, 2008, 1:42 pm CST

gossip girls

Well  I think girls should not be like that. It really can hurt others by gossip. Where its true or not! Its ashame teens do this to each other!  It is a sin to gossip about others! Its being rude to me! I think no one should do this junk!

 
January 20, 2008, 3:42 pm CST

Teens grow up to be Med School students

I am older and in medical school with a bunch of kids very similar to those in the show. If you're different in any way people, not just teens (the teens have to become adults but they don't have to change) draw you out & make fun of you. The school psychologist teaches Psychiatry & Ethics and it surprised me to discover that she is vehement that environment does not play a role in psychological disorders. It is this kind of thinking that allows people to continue "picking" on people and then blaming them for their disorders. So the people being picked on are to blame for their disorders not because environment initiated the "on" gene, but because they reacted to being  bullied and that's their fault. Wow!

I wonder why we don't look at people who do the bullying as the people with the real psychological illness instead of always blaming those "sensitive" psychologically ill people for the problems? Could be something to talk about Dr. Phil since bullies never take responsibility - they were just "clowning around" - having fun!  We're all supposed to just lighten up. I wonder if that's how Britney's kids will feel when they get older. Hmm, Maybe mom should have just lightened up! Not!!!! Maybe people should learn to have some humanity left in them, some empathy and compassion for others.


Good luck with the show.

 
January 20, 2008, 7:10 pm CST

I don't miss those memories of school........It's happened to everyone, I'm sure.

I can recall the times  I've been  picked on and it just flat out sucked.  Unfortunately the behavior is rooted from up-bringing and the status quo.  Individuality isn't really embraced until the later part of highschool and on to college.  If a classmate was wearing something from walmart, and not the top dog stores everyone shopped at, then he/she was considered a dork and sometimes, terribly picked on.  That was me in middle school, when my mom was in between jobs and my father being the only provider.  Improvising on a small dime did not win many social graces for me.  But, it taught me to behave better than the way I was treated, and eventually that quality would stand out much much more than a pair of gap jeans, or a mercedes.  I learned that the people who did pick on me had less on the scale of brand name posessions than I did, and way less in terms of an emotional  healthy, and supportive home environment.  (Just my two cents) 
 
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