It's My LifeGossip & Rumors
Video Discussion Guide
Why do people spread gossip and rumors?
To boost their own social status; to have something to talk about; to get attention; to try to be funny; for revenge
What strategies do the kids mention for dealing with gossip and rumors?
Donít make it worse by spreading it to others; try to find out if itís true; try to find out who started it and why; ignore it
Which of these strategies sounds the best to you? Why?
Whatís the craziest rumor or piece of gossip that ever circulated in your school or group of friends? What did you think when you first heard it? Why do you think people spread it around?
Do you think spreading gossip and rumors can be a form of bullying? Why or why not?
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