Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Alcohol + camera + Facebook = no play

Greg Cergol from nbcnewyork.com reports that several lacrosse players at Ward Melville High School in New York were suspended when school officials saw pictures of them drinking on Facebook.

Fifteen lacrosse players were suspended because of the pictures - six of them indefinitely. This kind of occurrence isn't anything new, although this may be the largest group of high school students to hose themselves on Facebook to date. If I had any illusions about high school students thinking about how private Facebook really is, my favorite quote from the article would have disabused me:
"Maybe it's not the smartest move to have put the photos up," said senior Teddy Ouwerkerk. "I guess Facebook isn't the most private after all."