Should Middle Schoolers Be Banned from Facebook?

A N.J. school principal is urging parents to deactivate their children's Facebook accounts.

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If you're a tween, get off Facebook. That is the order recently given by Anthony Orsini, principal of Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, N.J. On Wednesday Orsini sent an e-mail blast to parents urging them to deactive their children's accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook, CNN reports. "There is absolutely no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site!," he wrote. The primary reason why the principal is taking a stand against social networking sites is because he feels that middle school aged-students do not have the resilience to withstand Internet name-calling.

What do you think? Are middle schoolers simply too young to be on Facebook?  Or are some kids better equipped than others to handle the emotional consequences of such sites? Take our poll and post your thoughts below.

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