Besides the most obvious danger — adult stalkers enticing teenagers into face-to-face meetings — Cole warned that personal information posted online can also be read by college admissions officers and future employers.
“We are trying to figure out how do our school rules relate to this type of behavior,” Cole said.
Some colleges have expelled teenagers for violating codes of conduct after discovering photos of underage students posing in front of kegs or writing about drinking binges, and employers often look up job candidates on the sites, said Parry Aftab, an Internet lawyer and the executive director of Wiredsafety.org. —Tara Bahrampour and Lori Aratani —Teens’ Bold Blogs Alarm Area Schools (Washington Post (will expire))
Instead of the more common focusing on how blogs can cost people jobs, the focus is on community response to teenagers reporting (or inventing) shenanigans via their blogs.