Australian Schools said No to YouTube
YouTube is the video service provided by Google, and contains a huge number of videos from all categories including sports, movies, entertainment, fun or even homemade movies. Because of that the site has millions of users that are continuously uploading new videos every day.
The Australian authorities decided to block the service in all the schools from the Victoria state. It seems like it all started from a video uploaded by some students that recorded their assault over a 17 years old girl in Melbourne. The movie was extremely popular among students so the Education Services Minister decided to ban the service in almost 1.600 entertainment schools.
"Education Services Minister Jacinta Allan said the schools and their Internet service providers already filtered the websites that were available to students, and YouTube had been added to a list of blocked sites. The state government "has never tolerated bullying in schools and this zero tolerance approach extends to the online world," Allan said. "All students have the right to learn in a safe and supportive learning environment — this includes making students' experience of the virtual world of learning as safe and productive as possible," she said," claims USA Today.