High Schoolers Post Drinking Photos – Shocked When They Get In Trouble For It

I just love the “huge invasion of privacy” comment. They post this stuff so other people can see it, and then are shocked when they get in trouble for it? And might this be a suggestion that every parent of a child with a social networking page check that page to see if they are boasting about their illegal actions?
clipped from www.startribune.com
Eden Prairie High School administrators have reprimanded more than 100 students and suspended some from sports and other extracurricular activities after obtaining Facebook photos of students partying, several students said Tuesday.
“I don’t really put bad stuff on my page,” she said. “I’m not dumb.”

Students throughout the school are talking about getting stung by the Facebook photos, but the administration has not made any public announcements about it or sent out any information, Kalaidis said.

“Everyone thinks it’s pretty weird,” she said. “I think it’s a huge invasion of privacy.”

The Minnesota State High School League requires student athletes to sign a pledge that they will not drink alcoholic beverages.
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Actions and Consequences

I know we live in a different time than when I went to high school, but do the students of today just rush pell-mell into sex and children without a moments thought about their future or chances for success?Of course, not all of them do. Not even a majority of them do. But those that do are perpetuating a cycle of poverty over and over again.
clipped from politicalmavens.com
This morning on the way to the office I am listening to a local talk show and the issue de ‘jure concerns a school district in this country that wants to provide high school mothers with four weeks of ‘excused absences’ when they have a baby and are still in high school.
I realize that the schools are handing out condoms and such without parents’ permission, but how have we gotten to this level where we are basically rewarding bad behavior?
Babies cost money, lots of money. I know, I raised and paid for four boys to be brought up and educated. It isn’t cheap. These things don’t just go away, someone has to feed them, care for them and hopefully educate them or they perpetuate the cycle.
On the other hand, should we deny someone an education who wants one, because they have a child? If we do, then we doom that person to a life of struggle and hardship by remaining uneducated
How can we instill values in our young folks that will keep situations such as this from happening?
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