What popular website is banned from a New York high school?

What popular website is banned from a New York high school?

by / September 7, 2012

Answer: Facebook

Beis Rivkah High School, an all-girl Jewish school in Brooklyn, N.Y., has banned Facebook, the world's second most-visited website, saying it is immodest, and lacks privacy and dignity. The Hasidic school fined 33 girls $100 each for using the site and ordered them to delete their accounts. “We are part of a very large Chabad community," said head administrator Rabbi Benzion Stock. "In our community we don’t encourage the Internet, but there are a lot of people who have the Internet.”

Read the full-length article at the New York Daily News and other things that schools have banned in 2012.

 

 

 

Karen Stewartson

Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.