YouTube expelled from Australian state's schools

An Australian state has banned video website YouTube from its government-run schools. According to Victoria's Education Services Minister Jacinta Allan, the move will help limit cyber-bullying and was prompted after a gang of male students videotaped their assault on a 17-year-old girl outside of Melbourne and posted it on the site late last year. The ban would affect 1,600 government schools in Victoria, the second most-populous state in the country after New South Wales. Allan said the state government "has never tolerated bullying in schools and this zero tolerance approach extends to the online world." The ban means YouTube will be added to the list of websites the school board's internet service providers already filter so that students are unable to access them.

News source: CBC News

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