Dr Phil Responds to Extreme Bullying Accusations
Dr Phil dedicates his life to helping others. With 13 million children bullied in the U.S. every year, he’s examining the stories and bullying claims of 16-year-old Katie. She says that her classmate, Nick, has been recruiting her fellow students to a “Kill Katie Klub.” She’s been taunted so fiercely that Katie has had to quit school.
Katie’s mom Giselle thought her daughter was popular and had good grades. The bullying has caused her to lose everything. She tried to go to the school board to fix the bullying and resolve the issues, but the school did nothing to help. Giselle has been forced to call the police, which resulted in her community turning on her and Katie. All she wants is Nick and his parents to take responsibility for the hurt they caused their family.
“Kill Katie Klub” Causes Mom to Call Police
Katie told Dr Phil that when she heard about Nick’s “Kill Katie Klub,” she assumed that the kids were going to kill her. Giselle was shocked and made sure that her daughter was safe. She went to Michelle and Daniel, Nick’s parents. Daniel told Michelle that Nick had confessed to the whole thing and was going to be arrested. Giselle said he agreed that Nick should be arrested and their meeting went well.
Within the hour, Nick called Katie and harassed her again. Giselle called the police. That was the move that turned people against Giselle. While she believes she was just trying to protect her daughter, Giselle has received thousands of hate messages on Facebook and Twitter.
Katie takes full accountability for putting up a couple of vulgar Facebook messages for her own. She was angry and it wasn’t right, she said, but then people started commenting and attacking her more.
Katie wanted to go to the Winter Formal with a group she thought were her friends. They made her ask multiple people and finally agreed that she could go with them, but she had to get her own ride. Later, Nick called her and berated her, saying she couldn’t go with them and no one wanted her there. After the outburst, Kate found out about the “Kill Katie Klub.”