I saw the KTVB.com article on high school confessions pages, and have something to say on the matter:
I am a sophomore at Kuna High School. I recently stumbled upon a confession page for my school, and was interested. The first confession page contained posts with sexual references and hurtful rumors about people. Within a day it was taken down. Then another Kuna High School confession page popped up, Kaveman Confessions, but ended up being very different.
There are still a few posts that are sexual in nature or contain swearing, but most of the newer posts are non-hurtful or even uplifting. No names are mentions (Initials are used at the most), and there have been no posts bullying people that I have seen. Examples of an uplifting post was from a KHS graduate, talking about the troubles of high school and how you can overcome them, another talking about encouraging notes being posted in the restrooms, and one from an LDS student saying in spite of his/her religion, he/she is not judgmental and will be friends with anyone, no matter their life choices. Because of a post I sent in to this page, I have reconciled with an ex-bestfriend, and received encouragement from students I do not even know when I posted about feeling alone and struggles in my life. A post from a student contemplating suicide was met with comments from people saying they were available to talk to and that life gets better.
In closing, I believe that truthfully, these pages can be used for wrong. People can get bullied, harassed, and have rumors spread about them. This can happen in every day life. But some pages have posts that are encouraging and uplifting, where you can interact with and get advice from peers anonymously that you would never know or talk to at school. I've started looking at things a little differently after having my confessions posted on this page. These people who helped me don't know me. I see them everyday, and they don't know that I was the one who posted the confession. In fact, one of those people unknowingly sat beside me in math today. The point is, I could be anyone. I could be the girl who walked past you in the hall who you know nothing about; I could be the girl in their math class or the one who has the locker next to theirs. They probably will never know. But I know, and whenever I see one of them who gave me advice and offered to talk to me, I feel gratitude towards them. I want to thank them for helping an anonymous person who just wanted hope. This is what high school confession pages should be about, not about rumors or harassment.