Well this is different. I knew that posting online can have severe negative effects on the poster, but I hadn't considered the effect on the parents.
"Whether we're talking about dad's work secrets or problems between mom and dad with their relationship," Sgt. MacDonald said.
We asked him to show us just how easy it is to find incriminating posts. It didn't take long.
"Not only do I have to live with my nagging mom, my dad does drugs. This person, Tara, says her parents are lazy alcoholics," reads Sgt. MacDonald.
He says it's not hard for police, or employers, to uncover the identity of teens from the details in their profiles
While those people might deserve to get fired (if the teen poster is telling the truth and not just venting), the article lists another example of a mortgage broker finding out that one of his customers lost his job.
Privacy is starting to become harder and harder to protect, but also more important at the same time.Tags: 4th Amendment, Kids, Parenting, Things you need to know, Web Publishing and Kids