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In the light of several suicides in recent times, Police have advised students and others to exercise caution and self-restraint when accessing the Facebook and uploading photographs to the social media network.

“There is nothing wrong in using Facebook. But users, especially school children should restrain themselves from using Facebook at least till they complete education or their examinations. The decision is up to the user,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.

He said Facebook users should think twice before uploading their private details.

“The contact numbers or photographs that a user posts on Facebook could be used by an unscrupulous viewer for derogatory or immoral purposes. Female Facebook users should be even more vigilant about this,” SSP Rohana said.

Although the negative consequences of using Facebook have not yet affected Sri Lankans unlike in other countries, he said the country might be affected in the future.

“Facebook should be used wisely, otherwise it will become a menace like in other countries,” SSP Rohana said

He said the action that could be taken by the Police Department was limited. (Sanath Desmond and Lahiru Pothmulla)


Camera by Sanath Desmond
 
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  • Anti-fb Friday, 21 February 2014 05:43 AM

    ban fb in SL, othrwse our country wil also become as the others. Because these warnings wil no be taken by our Srilankans for sure, especially by our younger generation. via DM Android App

    Ant Friday, 21 February 2014 05:44 AM

    plz someone post a number that we can use to raise fb complains. via DM Android App

    Mason Friday, 21 February 2014 05:20 AM

    Please use the Media and make our young ladies and girls aware of the pit-falls in face-book and other social avenues in the Internet.

    Moda Aliya Friday, 21 February 2014 05:59 AM

    Some Idiots say to ban Facebook. This is a new tool in the world that needs to be used responsibly.

    rajiv Thursday, 20 February 2014 01:58 PM

    Prior Warning or an Advice take it what ever way, But Good information needs to be taken in good way. Since this is not like the helmet rule.

    jim pappa Thursday, 20 February 2014 02:13 PM

    Sri lankan public, especially the kids are not savvy to the pitfalls in the IT highway..The parents had better educate their young ones, rather than taking it away from them totally. But the problem is that most of us parents too are at sea, when it comes to modern technology !


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