And you thought you had it tough, getting detention for chewing gum in class…

The New Brunswic, Canada, Provincial Ministry of Education has banned access to the wildly popular social networking site Facebook on school computers during school hours.

Schools spokeswoman Valerie Kilfoil told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) that the decision was made in response to complaints from a number of New Brunswic school boards about student Facebook use disrupting classes.

The ban applies only to computers owned by the schools, during classes. Facebook access via students’ personal laptops and wireless handheld devices is apparently still allowed on school property, but not during classes.

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