When students post their faces, personal diaries and gossip on Web sites like Myspace.com and Xanga.com, it is not simply harmless teen fun, according to one Sussex County Catholic school principal. Effective immediately, and over student complaints, the teens were told to dismantle their Myspace.com accounts or similar sites with personal profiles and blogs. Defy the order and face suspension, students were told.
Like this is going to work. Hey kids: create a password protected blog that Principal Skinner can’t get into.
That or take up binge drinking with all your new free time.
And of course this is couched in the usual sex-panic ‘What about the children?!’ terms.
Bet you money that the website for their sports teams have pictures of shirtless swimmers and taut cheerleaders – with the full names of those kids – plus their game schedule… and this stuff is usually in the newspaper as well.