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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
The Blabbermouth
The Exaggerator
Behaviors At School

The Gossip

Effects: How behavior affects teachers, classmates, and parents in the school learning environment and the home family situation.

  • Teacher is concerned about how other students are affected by the stories.

  • Learning climate may deteriorate.

  • Protecting rather than sharing can become the classroom condition.

  • Distrust prevails.

  • Fights between students result.

  • Friendships are broken up.

  • Exclusion is increased.

  • Classmates often "use" the gossip to relay bad news.