What’s the easiest way to make money of the social networking website Facebook? Slam your school with a Facebook-related lawsuit, wait for a couple of years and thousands of dollars will hit your bank account. At least that’s what a young US girl did.
When Riley Stratton from Minnesota was in 6th grade she got into a scandal with the officials at her last school. The staff at her local school caught her writing unflattering comments about their hall monitoring system on her Facebook profile. The school’s officials then forced the girl to turn over her Facebook password. The girl and the American Civil Liberties Union in Minnesota filed a lawsuit against the school for violating her private life and personal data. Nowadays the 15 year old Riley will receive a total of $70,000 in monetary settlement from the lawsuit. The school refuses to take any liability, but they are still paying the settlement.
When you come to think of it, Riley actually did what any other teenager is doing – complaining about school on the social media.