We can thank unscrupulous teens for entertaining us all with stupid and embarrassing photos on their social media profiles. But what happens when those kids apply to college? Screening social media is now standard practice for many college admissions boards. Unflattering photos, not to mention ignorant, prejudiced or insulting posts, could sabotage their college dreams.
Colleges are also using social media to reach out to students. YouTube tours and Facebook campaigns target kids where they live, online. But people, especially teens, are notoriously bad at censoring themselves. And when everything you say or snap a photo of is recorded in online spaces, it can be hard to prevent people from seeing the worst of you, not matter how good you really are. I wonder how long it’s going to take people to realize that they have to be as careful with what they post online as with what they say in public.
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