Many teens and young adults seek internet fame – and with money as a reward, will do anything it takes to gain followers and views.

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Dr. Phil points out, however, that this infamy can have negative long-term consequences. “You’ve really got to talk to your kids about the difference between being infamous and being famous, because those are two different things,” he says. “You can have 15 minutes of being infamous, and it can ruin your ability to have a career later on.”

Hear more of his advice in the Today’s Takeaway video above.
On Thursday’s episode, he speaks with a 20-year-old who dropped out of college to pursue a career as an aspiring rapper and has engaged in controversial behavior to gain attention. And, he speaks with two Gen Zers who admit they create video pranks to post online with the hopes of going viral. Check here to see where you can watch.