PSA: Don’t Spill the Beans at THS

Brooke Benne, Reporter/Anchor

Teen dramas such as “Gossip Girl” and “Euphorialove using juicy secrets and spreading information to entice audiences. However, gossip can affect teens in varying ways, most of which are not good. 

Gossiping occurs as a way to pass on information, whether correct or incorrect it doesn’t matter, and it can often be exaggerated, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary.

According to a survey taken by 136 students and staff at THS, 56.6% have gossiped before. 70.6% stated they or someone they knew have been negatively affected by gossiping.

Social media apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and Yik Yak can be major catalysts for gossip since the spread of information is very easy.

Here are some tips to help avoid gossiping according to

  1. Catch yourself before gossiping
  2. Cut off or remove yourself from gossip
  3. Set a time limit or defend