The impact offensive social media comments can have on your real life was highlighted by two Australian cases yesterday.

First, racist posts from a WA Liberal candidate from EIGHT YEARS AGO when he was aged 25 surfaced and prompted calls for him to be sacked.Then, in the afternoon police charged a NSW health professional for racist comments he posted about outgoing senator Nova Peris. He was promptly sacked from his job and is claiming his account was hacked.

Think before you post and remember what you post is public and on the web forever. Don’t have it come back to bite you.

ABC: Past Facebook comments prompt call for WA Liberal candidate Daniel Parasiliti to be dumped