Quit Facebook Or Be Expelled, Queensland Primary School Tells Students

16/05/2012 12:01

Students at a primary school have been told by teachers to quit social networking site Facebook or be expelled.

In Harlaxton State School's newsletter, the principal said no student is to have a Facebook account as it violates the school's policy, the Brisbane Times reported.

The school introduced the policy after a spate of cyberbullying.

"It may seem insignificant to lie about your age to gain access to a social media site but where does it stop? Will they then think it is okay to lie about their age to gain a licence?"

Responding to the research, a spokesperson for Facebook said:

"Recent reports have highlighted just how difficult it is to implement age restrictions on the Internet and that there is no single solution to ensuring younger children don't circumvent a system or lie about their age.

"Just as parents are always teaching and reminding kids how to cross the road safely, talking about internet safety should be just as important a lesson to learn."

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