Social Skills Video: Spreading Rumors

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

79 - Spreading Rumors_76Kate thinks she overhears Sarah talking about moving. When she tells Mike, Mike tells Jeff and Sarah overhears. Jeff gets upset at Sarah for not telling him, and Sarah gets mad at Mike for saying something that isn’t true. One rumor upset the entire group. Next time, Kate thinks before she talks. She isn’t sure that the rumor is true, so she doesn’t say anything. Later, Kate learns what Sarah was actually talking about.

Use Spreading Rumors

Many middle and high school students can get caught up in rumors. These situations are tricky for anyone to handle. Break down what a rumor is and how it can hurt people.

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