ASSEMBLY, No. 3292

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† ANGEL FUENTES

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblyman† PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblywoman† VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman† HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Mosquera, Wagner and Assemblyman Eustace

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires school districts to provide instruction on responsible use of social media for middle school students as part of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning social media instruction in public school districts and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† a.† Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, each school district shall incorporate instruction on the responsible use of social media into the technology education curriculum for students in grades 6 through 8 as part of the districtís implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology.

†††† b.††† The instruction shall provide students with information on:

†††† (1)†† the purpose and acceptable use of various social media platforms;

†††† (2)†† social media behavior that ensures cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics; and

†††† (3)†† potential negative consequences, including cyber bullying, of failing to use various social media platforms responsibly.

†††† c.†††† The Commissioner of Education shall provide school districts with sample learning activities and resources designed to promote the responsible use of social media.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires school districts to provide instruction on the responsible use of social media as part of the districtís implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology. The instruction will provide students in grades 6 through 8 with information on: the purpose and acceptable use of various social media platforms; social media behavior that ensures cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics; and potential negative consequences, including cyber bullying, of failing to use various social media platforms responsibly.

†††† Under the bill, the Commissioner of Education is to provide school districts with sample learning activities and resources designed to promote the responsible use of social media.