Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages

D&S researcher Monica Bulger discusses the recent Harvard rescinded admission offers in the context of youth transgressive behavior on social media.

[Bulger] says that researchers like herself are increasingly taking an interest in “transgressive behavior” among youth: for example, studying the motivations of cyberbullies as well as the experiences of the victims.

While a lack of mature decision-making skills has always been a hallmark of late adolescence, Bulger says, the online arena allows speech to persist, endure and travel further.