Teens Challenge Students to Stop Using Facebook

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DUDLEY, Mass. -- Some Massachusetts teens are shutting down their Facebook accounts because of the drama caused by the site. The group hopes to get the students at their school to stop using the social networking site as well.

Facebook is dominating the communication scene with more than 900 million active users. A group of 14-year-old boys is putting the brakes on their Facebook use. They say using the site often leads to bullying at school. The teens created something called the Triple F Challenge. The Triple F Challenge is to delete your Facebook until summer.

Guidance counselor Julie Walker says a lot of issues come from Facebook use.

"People's feelings getting hurt people's reputations being tarnished," Walker said.

"A large percentage of the problems that we see coming through the door at 7:30 in the morning are starting at night on social media," said principal Gregg Desto.

He's happy to see the movement taking shape. He feels it will create a safer school.

"I think it'll be a little more peaceful I think we'll have kids with a little less weight on their minds," Desto said.

So far, about 20 students have taken down their Facebook accounts.

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