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Posting Mean Stuff on Facebook: Good News and Bad News

By February 17, 2010

Cruisin' Facebook
What you post late at night
will come back to haunt you.
Good news: If you're into posting nasty things on Facebook, you have the law on your side. A recent court decision found in favor of a girl who created a hateful Facebook page about her teacher, and now she might be able to sue her school for suspending her and forcing her to drop her honors classes.

Bad news: You still don't have my permission to post that stuff, and you never will.

It's not that I don't agree with you about your teachers. (For all I know, they're terrible people who molest their goldfish.) It's because when you post negative stuff on Facebook, it gets around. Your friends will see it, then your sort-of-friends will see it, then someone will definitely show it to the person you wrote about. No matter what your privacy settings are, nothing's private. And once it's out there in people's minds, you can never take it back.

If you don't like your teacher, vent about it in person to your friends and family, or to me if you want. And if you think your teacher's crossing the line, talk to your principal or guidance counselor. But don't be a Facebook bully. It'll probably come back to haunt you.

Related Article: The 5 Things You Should Never Share on Facebook
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