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          Busted Online

          May 28, 2009

          Parents, listen up! Did you know that 94 percent of American kids ages 12 to 17 use the Internet, and 58 percent of them have an online profile? We’re living in a digital world, where photos and other content can be published online for the world to see in an instant. You may not know it, but your child may be one click away from disaster.

          Marriage on the Rocks?

          You’ve seen it all over the headlines this summer. Are Dr. Phil and Robin getting divorced? With Robin’s seat in the audience visibly empty, Dr. Phil addresses his audience.

          “It’s nothing to be ashamed of. People get divorced every day.” 

          MySpace Mistakes?

          In this digital age, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the public eye or not. Your reputation could be destroyed by what’s posted about you online. With the increasing trend of young people posting photos of themselves at their worst on the Internet, Dr. Phil checks in with a teen in his audience.

          Then, how will Dr. Phil feel about his son, Jordan’s, MySpace page? 

          Another Pageant Scandal

          Elyse Umemoto, former Miss Washington, knows all too well about the pitfalls of taking pictures while partying. Elyse was crowned Miss Seattle in 2007, followed by Miss Washington 2007, and then went on to become second runner up in the Miss America pageant. The night she was crowned Miss Seattle, she posed for photos that came back to haunt her. 

          “I felt very violated.”

          The New Background Check

          Sixty-six percent of young adults have no idea that the information they put online can be looked at by a prospective college recruiter or employer. Ashley, 22, and Karyn, 19, meet with a job recruiter to work on their interviewing skills. Afterward, he checks their Facebook profiles.

          What did he see that would keep him from hiring either of them? 

          Damning Evidence

          Jade and her sister were hit head on by a drunk driver in a horrific car accident. While Jade was clinging to life in a hospital, the man charged with drunk driving posted some photos online that may have helped put him in prison. 

          “Judges, lawyers, prosecutors are increasingly looking at this stuff to get inside our minds.” 

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