The social networking site has become one of the must-have accessories for thousands of Amish teens during their Rumspringa years - when they cast off their parents' rules and experiment with technology, popular culture, alcohol and even sex and drugs.
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Another misconception is that youth who do not join the church will be shunned for the rest of their lives.
In fact, those who reject baptism may interact with family and community because they have not broken any religious vows.
Most Amish schools are one-room school houses, where students of all grade levels share one teacher.
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But these are definitely not true of all Amish adolescents — about half in large communities and the majority in smaller communities will not alter their lives in any way during this time period — so it definitely doesn’t do well to say that this is something to expect of all Amish teens.
In fact, there are communities who look at Rumspringa as a time of introspection and self-actualization.
A party that might have attracted a few dozen teens from a few neighboring farm communities now draws hundreds - sometimes from different states.
It serves [as] an insulating social network - one more way that Amish youth socialize only with other Amish youth - rather than a means of expanding Amish social circles,' Steve Nolt, a professor a Goshen College in Indiana who studies the Amish, told the 'When automobiles came out, some Amish rode in automobiles.
Formal education for the Amish ends after eighth grade.