By: Shanlon Wu
Imagine waking up one morning to find that you have become the object of a social media campaign to get you kicked off your sports team, expelled from school, or demanding that your admission offer to college be revoked before you even get to campus. In the age of social media shaming, an offense real or imagined can grow into a threat to your academic future and career in only hours.
Most students and their families cannot imagine this happening to them and usually think that an isolated offensive remark or a posting taken out-of-context can’t pose a threat. But today colleges, universities and employers increasingly do social media checks of applicants and what goes on the internet is uncontrollable for the most part. But the effects of social media on your college career can be controlled with wise guidance.