Connecticut enacts law to require schools teach safe social media use

Welcome 2 Reality founders Marcus Stallworth, Qur-An Webb, Anthony Gay, Donte L. Rabb, Carlton White Sr

Connecticut has a new law to ensure students are learning media literacy and digital citizenship through studying social media, thanks to the advocacy of Media Literacy Now partner Qur-An Webb and his colleagues at Welcome 2 Reality LLC.

“We at Welcome 2 Reality are very proud of Bill 962 passing,” said Mr. Webb, a founder. “As a company working in the areas of media literacy/social media we know the importance of this as we see the effects of poor choices in social media use among young people every day.”

(Photo: Welcome 2 Reality founders Marcus Stallworth, Qur-An Webb, Anthony Gay, Donte L. Rabb, Carlton White Sr. advocated for the bill.)

Senate Public Act 15-94 requires education on safe social media use in public schools. It also requires computer programming instruction.  The law was signed by the governor on June 23, 2015 and takes effect in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

The joint Education Committee relied on a proposed media literacy bill presented by Sen. Terry Gerratano last year as a result of Mr. Webb’s advocacy.

“Though some schools have already incorporated media literacy, knowing that all schools now should be doing this is very good news,” said Mr. Webb. “It will be beneficial to all. We are genuinely proud and excited about the direction Connecticut is heading.”

Welcome 2 Reality, LLC is a group of social workers committed to “raising awareness of media literacy by educating and empowering individuals how to use critical thinking skills to see these mediums for what they truly are.” Welcome 2 Reality provides a range of training and is seeking to help Connecticut cities and towns with implementation.

 

 

2016-11-29T16:59:52+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Legislation, News|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Hassan Webb July 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    As a father of one of the founders members I am extremely proud of what these young men have accomplished. I hope that this type of positive image is displayed rather than some of the things that has been in the news lately. To all of the members great job. Continue forging ahead, as an example for our youth.

  2. Sha-ron Webb July 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    To: My Son Qur-an and this awesome group of five (5) outstanding & distinguished young men,who have taken on the challenge of helping to mentor our youth. In today’s society where the need is so great, we have to save our babies & our children, so they can become a strong generation in the years ahead. As a mother,I taught my children to do their best & God will do the rest.The World needs more positive role model like yourselves. I am genuinely proud of all of you. Stay Strong & the Blessing will continue to come!

  3. safir webb July 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Uncle Ibn I am so proud of you. This is an amazing a complaisant that you’ve done! Many people are going to thank you! I have one of the best uncles out here love you always *thumbs up*.

  4. Anese Valentine July 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations, to a wonderful accomplishment. It is great to know that you have taken the initiative to show great leadership skills to help our youth of today, and also act as a great role model to our children. I am very proud to know you,and that you care enough to put together something so spectacular that is in great need for our future again Congratulations to such a awesome task

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