The Comments Your Kids Leave Online Can Come Back to Haunt Them

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/online-comments-haunt-kids/

On Monday, the story of a high school student named Kyle Kashuv, whose acceptance into Harvard was rescinded, went viral. The university’s decision came after multiple screenshots were published showing that the student had made racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic comments in text messages and Google Docs. The comments were brazen and indefensible, but the issue as a whole raises a complicated question: What risks does free reign of the internet pose to kids who are still learning about digital media, themselves, and the world around them, and what can parents do to help? There are half a dozen political and…

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