Award tour!

So I found out over the weekend that Kassmin Williams and I won a 1st Place award in Science and Technology Reporting for this series we did on social media and teens. Yay! The award is from NENPA, the New England Newspaper and Press Association. It’s pretty exciting to be recognized considering how much work we put into this project. Check it out below:

What happens on social media stays on social media.

Or does it?

For many young people, popular online social hubs like Facebook and Twitter seem like insulated spaces where photos, videos and random thoughts can be freely shared without regard for real-world repercussions.

Privacy settings get mistaken for real privacy, and conversations feel personal, even when they take place in the public domain of the Internet.

Sometimes, however, full disclosure comes with a harsh reality check.

In just the past three months, free-for-all online sharing has landed many local teens in hot water, as careless online posts have led to damaged reputations, school disciplinary action and, in some cases, legal trouble…continue reading at The Sun Chronicle.

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