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Social networking ban

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile (Ala.) told staff and volunteers who work with children that electronic communication with minors must be limited to "providing information related to a ministry or event and not for socialization or other personal interaction."

The policy, implemented in April, applies to school faculty and staff and to adults who work with minors and teens in youth ministry or religious education.

The archdiocese defines social media as venues such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube. Electronic communication refers to cellphones, texting, email and landline telephones.


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