There are days when you read or hear about something that reminds you of why you wouldn't want to trade places with a teenager for all the diamonds in the world. There's a decent chance Dana Snay, a prep school graduate from Florida, is grounded for the rest of her life after carelessly posting a Facebook message that cost her father $80,000. Patrick Snay had sued Gulliver Prepatory School for age discrimination and was awarded $10,000 in back wages and an $80,000 settlement. In order to receive the money, he had to agree to keep the case confidential. I guess he didn't think he'd have anything to worry about it if he opened up to his family.
But teenagers are not known for their ability to keep secrets. And teens with social media accounts, which is basically the entire teen population, can't help but broadcast every detail of their lives to the world around them. In this case, Dana's oversharing led to dad losing his settlement.