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Beis Rivkah High School Students Told To Delete Facebook Profiles

Wednesday March 28, 2012 3:05 PM - 11 Comments

facebook1010 WINS New York reports: Students at a Jewish high school for girls in Brooklyn have been ordered to delete their Facebook profiles for allegedly violating school policy.

Beis Rivkah High School president Benzion Stock said students signed a contract and knew they weren’t supposed to be on the social networking site.

“In religious communities they don’t want anybody to have the Internet, especially not Facebook,” Stock told 1010 WINS. “They all knew about it before, they were warned about it, they were told about it, they were taught about it and some girls ignored it.”
The ban has apparently been in effect for two years.

Stock said having a Facebook account violates a religious code of modesty.

“It’s not a modest thing for a religious Jewish man or woman to be on,” Stock said.

According to CrownHeights.info, students in the 11th grade with Facebook accounts were taken out of class and told to delete their accounts and pay a $100 fine or face expulsion.

{1010 WINS NY/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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11 Responses to “Beis Rivkah High School Students Told To Delete Facebook Profiles”

1. Comment from mekor baruch
Time March 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM

IY”H by gantz Klal Yisroel !

2. Comment from canadian voice
Time March 28, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I’m impressed. Kudos to you, Bais Rivkah, for following through. Do the girls understand — I mean REALLY understand — the “immodest” issues of being on Facebook? What about the dangers, etc.? More importantly, do they care about the penalty?

3. Comment from Buster Hyman
Time March 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Whats the big deal? They are simply following the teachings of the Gedolei HaDor Shlita. Why is it big news when a Frum institution goes by the Torah?

4. Comment from Wow
Time March 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

About time to enforce tzinius laws!!! A frum yid has no place on facebook

5. Comment from commonsense
Time March 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

There are PLENTY of FRUM jews on Facebook- many of whom are on my friend list.

6. Comment from Benyamin M
Time March 29, 2012 at 4:35 AM

In order to be on Facebook first you must have Internet connection. Second must have a reachable computer. Third must have permission so at home or outside doing so. Questions is how the parents allow it to go on level 3. The answer is to close all gaps and give them subtitude to fill this gap.

7. Comment from tzippi
Time March 29, 2012 at 8:54 AM

commonsense, adults can take that chance if they want. There are also a lot of people who need to do it for business. But it is a very reasonable rule for a high school.

8. Comment from tzippi
Time March 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM

As a p.s: why did this make it to WINS?

9. Comment from Michael in Seattle
Time March 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM

#6 Benyamin M wrote:

“In order to be on Facebook first you must have Internet connection. Second must have a reachable computer. Third must have permission so at home or outside doing so. ”

WRONG - all one needs is a smartphone, which most teenagers have nowadays.

10. Comment from ana
Time March 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM

#10 - ur right
parents have to be aware
they have no clue what they do to their children with these phones…

11. Comment from to 9
Time March 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Smartphones have internet, duh!!!!

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