After the yearbook staff asked for — and published — anonymous confessions from students for a yearbook feature called “Glances 2010, Truth Be Told”, a Virginia high school principal has deemed the disclosures “totally inappropriate”, stopped distribution, and ordered a reprint.
What were the teens confessing? Some examples after the jump.
Far from the light-hearted fare that perhaps the school’s principal had anticipated, there were confessions of sex, drug use, and abortion. According to Salon.com, in addition to your average “dude, bro” stoner talk (e.g., “I once did so much pot that I woke up high”), there is the shocking revelation that some teens in Spotsylvania, Va. are having sex. The anonymous sexual confessions include: “I have sex with people just to feel wanted” and “I worry all the time my ex-boyfriend will use the naked picture I sent him to ruin my life,” according to local news reports. Some comments turn far more serious: “I had an abortion and my mom doesn’t know” and “I’m pregnant with my best friend’s boyfriend’s kid.”
Are these kinds of confessions from young adults so shocking? What do you think?