October 28, 2008
Bullies love an audience, and there’s no bigger playground than the World Wide Web. Cyber bullies create vulgar MySpace posts to taunt others, or send harassing text messages and threatening e-mails. Dr. Phil tackles this topic head on with his son Jay, whose new book, Jay McGraw’s Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies, offers action-oriented plans.
Jay sits down with a group of students to get their perspective on cyber bullying ” and they don’t hold back!.
Smeared on MySpace?
Austyn, 17, says a close friend turned on her, hacked into her MySpace account and reformatted the page to say that Austyn is a “slut,” a “sag” and a “butter face.” Austyn says she now has a bad reputation at school and shows Dr. Phil producers a typical day in her life.
Andrew, 17, says his MySpace page was sabotaged by someone who pretended to be him. The teen says his profile now contains sexually explicit imagery that he fears could damage his professional future.
A Tragic Turn
Debbie says her son, Jeffrey, was an excellent student who had everything to live for. Find out why she says her son made the tragic decision to die.