"Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property. Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught at the same time that he must forsake and even forget them when the welfare of his country requires it." - Benjamin Rush, "Thoughts Upon the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic"

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Judge moves against Facebook youth group

Argentinian justice orders site to block youngsters' truancy campaign

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in the Argentine province of Mendoza has ordered Facebook to shut groups created by minors to organize mass truancy from school.

The order by judge Alfredo Dantiacq Sanchez comes after more than 2,000 adolescents in schools across the province's capital skipped classes and met in a plaza April 30. The mass truancy was organized on a Facebook group whose name translates to "Who will join the great Mendozan ditch-school day?"

The order was a response to an appeal by a civic group seeking to stop the creation of Facebook groups by minors with the aim of promoting truancy.

The judge ordered not just the closing of that Facebook group, but others that promote harmful objectives.



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Posted in: News by SoulRiser on May 16, 2010 @ 12:30 AM

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