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Social media is like a second world, but what happens when it collides with reality?

Michelle Wheelwright, Staff Writer

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  Have you ever thought about about how one social media post can completely ruin your chances at getting a college scholarship? Probably not! Most people don’t even think about it, but everything you post on social media is public, even if your account is “private”. If you posted an inappropriate video or picture in junior high, now you’re in high school, and colleges are looking into you and see that, it can still come back to bite you even though it was years ago. Time doesn’t matter because it’s still out there for everyone to see. More than likely, colleges will look at your social media accounts before they provide any sort of scholarship, and with sports before they get any sort of commitment. Name-calling, pictures, videos, anything can get you in trouble.

   Many people don’t think before they post because they are “in the moment” but you have to learn to be more responsible with your actions. Once you post something it is out there for good even if you hit the “delete” button, the post is still there in some crazy way… whether that is a screenshot, just being backed-up on a computer, etc… It’s still there! That “twitter beef” you and ‘Bethany’ had a year-ago, even though you deleted everything you said no doubt, ‘Bethany’ has screenshots, or printed hard-copies; if she wanted to get back at you, she could use them against you. What you post on social media says so much about your character.  If you wouldn’t show your grandparents, or even your parents the picture you are going to post on social media, then don’t post it!  

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