Preparing for College

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It's clear to me that many, if not most, high school students don't understand the limits of privacy online. My philosophy is: "Don't put anything online that you wouldn't want featured on American Idol."

A corollary to my online privacy mantra might also be "Don't put anything online that you wouldn't want the admissions offices of your candidate colleges to see." We've discussed this issue, in part, before, but there's mounting evidence that high school administrators (and hopefully parents) are starting to emphasize this seemingly obvious fact to their charges.

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