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Florida lawmaker proposes adding social media literacy to classroom education

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Florida State Senator Danny Burgess (R-District 20) needs to empower college students with info, pushing a brand new invoice that may require faculties to train so-called social media literacy within the school rooms. 

“The classroom is critically essential particularly on the earth of social media the place mother and father might not have been engaged in social media might not know loads of the ins and outs of social media,” Burgess stated. 

The father of three says whereas there’s loads of good related to apps like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, there are additionally pitfalls. 

Burgess needs Florida school rooms to be a spot the place younger individuals be taught there’s extra to life than likes. 

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“Things so simple as posting a photograph that can dwell on eternally and what that implication can imply,” he stated. “This is one thing this invoice may also help train youngsters the hazards which might be on the market on-line.”

The invoice requires the Florida Department of Education together with native college boards to create a social media curriculum. 

The supplies would even be posted on-line so mother and father can evaluation them with their youngsters. 

“At the top of the day, we are saying data is energy, each for fogeys and college students on this state of affairs,” he stated. 

The invoice shall be debated throughout the subsequent legislative session, which begins in January.