Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Title XLVIII | Chapter 1003.41
The media literacy requirement was first entered into the Florida statute in 2008 as a requirement within language arts standards. The law was then expanded to the current language, requiring integration of media literacy in all subjects, in 2013.
“Next Generation Sunshine State Standards establish the core content of the curricula to be taught in the state and specify the core content knowledge and skills that K-12 public school students are expected to acquire… Curricular content for all subjects must integrate critical-thinking, problem-solving, and workforce-literacy skills; communication, reading, and writing skills; mathematics skills; collaboration skills; contextual and applied-learning skills; technology-literacy skills; information and media-literacy skills; and civic-engagement skills…”
House Bill 1323 | Senate Bill 1590 – “Social Media Awareness and Responsibility Teaching (SMART) Education Act”
These companion bills would have required public schools to provide instruction on the responsible use of social media in fifth and sixth grade.