…. in California at least. Fox is covering a story where California Law will allow minors to permanently delete information they posted online that may be detrimental to their future. So those partying pictures, those mean tweets that probably should not have been posted can now no longer be the reason that you do not get into the dream school of your choice.
Some argue that you can already delete these posts on most social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But for the sites that do not permanently delete this information, if the person is under the age of 18 in California, station January 2015 the sites will have to. This is part of an effort to protect children from marketing on social media on items such as guns, weapons, and alcohol.
This is in hopes that the federal government will see this action and hopefully take the same next step. It is highly unlikely though considering groups in Washington do not want any age-based restrictions on the internet.
It is a fact that the teenage brain is not fully developed enough to make the decisions of, “is what I do now going to affect me for the rest of my life.” This gives teens the option to take back what their not so smart decision was that could have ruined their future.