In January, 2014, New Jersey passed what may be the first in the nation law requiring schools to teach safe and ethical use of social media.


The law 
requires each school district to incorporate instruction on the responsible use of social media for students in grades 6 through 8 as part of the district’s implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in technology. Instruction will include the purpose and acceptable use of various social media platforms, safety, security, ethics, and cyber bullying.

“It is our job to prepare students for the professional world, one that increasingly takes place online,” says New Jersey Assemblyman Angel Fuentes, who sponsored the bill.


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