Have you ever played the telephone game where one person whispers something in your ear and you whisper it into the next person’s ear and so on? Usually by the end of the telephone chain, what comes out is nothing like what the original person said.
Gossiping is like that and so it can be incredibly harmful because it can cause people to spread rumors that aren’t even true. As a Girl on the Run, we encourage you to avoid gossiping at all costs. While it might be fun when played as the Telephone game, when it happens in real life, it’s very easy for someone’s feelings to get hurt. And we don’t want that!
For more information about gossip and how to stop it, check out these cool websites: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/rumors/index.html