Have you heard about the possibility of banning Facebook in Indonesia?
Although it shouldn't surprise me, I was quite shocked when the news of banning Facebook in Indonesia went online. Indonesia is very well-known for banning unnecessary things, such as PDA (public display affection) or possibly smoking. And now Facebook. How could it surprise me?
Facebook is everywhere, even my parents now are using Facebook every now and then. Thus, banning Facebooks in nonsence. Not only it is absurd, but it is really hard to control. With the spread of IPhone and BlackBerry, Facebook is accessed continuously.
To go deeper to this case, one of the reasones Facebook would be possible banned is because many people use it to flirt with other people. Ah,...
If this rumour is true, I guess banning Facebook wouldn't be enough. How about banning the whole internet coming to Indonesia? *sighing*
Reading some other resources about this case, I came to conclusion that actually Muslim leaders in Indonesia will not ban Facebook. They allow the use of it, but,... but,... without any flirting involved.
isn't it personal issue? it goes back to every single person, who is using Facebook.
As a person who also cares about education, I totally agree that Facebook has to be used positively: networking, for business purpose, finding long lost friends, catching up with friends living in other parts of the world, or relaxing (like I would normally use it for).
What could teachers and education experts do to assure this? anything but banning Facebook, of course! Maybe giving training or consultation, or talking about it in class. Parents also could get involved in it.
So, never even think of banning Facebook.