(NEWSER) – Parents who don't already pay close attention to their kids' Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia's Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children's online activity after a couple didn't force their son to delete a defamatory Facebook profile, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to court documents, the boy and another student created the fake page depicting a female classmate back in 2011.
The page allegedly claimed the girl was a lesbian; falsely described illegal drug use, promiscuous behavior, and racist views; and featured an altered and unattractive profile photo, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The girl's parents, Amy and Christopher Boston, complained to the students' school, which handed out an in-school suspension. But when the page was still live 11 months later, the Bostons decided to sue.