For over 30 years Claire Beach has worked with young people in a variety of settings. She has managed youth programs, been a youth street worker for inner city teens, and taught video and media literacy skills to hundreds of young people.
An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she taught video production and media literacy in public schools for 15 years.
Bill moves forward!
S6273 passed the House on March 1, 2016.
S6273 passed the Senate Feb. 9, 2016.
The two version of the bill must now be reconciled before they can be given final approval by both chambers and then go to the governor’s desk.
The bill was introduced Jan. 13 along with 8 co-sponsors and the companion House Bill 2595 was introduced the next day with 7 co-sponsors.
Liias bill would help students navigate perils of digital influences
Students would receive better guidance and tools in navigating the pitfalls of digital media and communication, under legislation sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias of the 21st District, which includes Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mukilteo. “In our increasingly digital age, it’s imperative that parents and schools do everything possible to help young students learn how to responsibly assess digital opportunities and access them safely and productively,” Liias said. “From media messages, both direct and indirect, to bullying and other harmful practices, today’s kids face no end of challenges for which few of us are prepared.”