Youth is no defence when it comes to shameful online posts

"According to Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and a leader in the fight against online harassment and revenge porn, there need to be repercussions for harmful online behaviour, just as there are consequences for the offline equivalent.

"It's true that we are in the early stages of learning about the harm that can result from online behaviour, but we should view what happens online and off the same way."

She says "to not hold students to some level of accountability or to say it's no big deal is wrongful and misses an educational opportunity.""