Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” I wonder what Mr. Franklin might have said had he lived long enough to see the Internet.
On the web, one mistake doesn’t just hurt your reputation, it can haunt you for the rest of their life. Even worse, search engines like Google don’t distinguish the truth from fiction. A false allegation in a newspaper report or a slanderous attack from an anonymous bully could cause irreparable damage to your name, hurting both your personal and professional life.
Have you ever wondered what you might do if your reputation was ruined online?What if your child was being bullied on Facebook or MySpace?Where would you turn for help? On Friday, October 9th, Dr. Phil McGraw will discuss these issues and more on his show, with special guest Michael Fertik, CEO of ReputationDefender. Check out a description of the episode, entitled “Ruined Reputations,” below.
“Have you ever been the target of vicious lies, had your reputation ruined by false accusations or done something you wish you could take back? Kevin’s life was changed forever when a horrendous accusation was made against him and three other young men. Headlines were harsh and public opinion ran rampant when the young men were arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old Hofstra University student. Twenty-year-old Kevin was facing 25 years in prison when the victim admitted that she lied. Will he ever recover from these horrific false accusations? Dr. Phil speaks with Kevin and members of his family who are struggling to put their lives back together and move forward. And, Chelsea was horrified when a naked photo of her was posted on the Internet. Will she forever be haunted by a stupid mistake? Learn what you can do when your reputation is under fire.”
Make sure to tune into Dr. Phil this Friday to hear Kevin and Chelsea’s stories, and to see how Michael Fertik and ReputationDefender can help you protect you and your children online.