TAMPA, Florida – Florida State Senator Danny Burgess (R-District 20) wants to give students information, proposing a new bill that would require schools to teach so-called social media literacy in classrooms .
“The classroom is vitally important, especially in the world of social media where parents may not have been involved in social media may not know much about the ins and outs of media. social, ”said Burgess.
The father of three says that while there are a lot of good ones associated with apps like Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, there are also pitfalls.
Burgess wants Florida classrooms to be a place where young people learn that there is more to life than what we love.
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“Things as simple as posting a photo that will live on forever and what that involvement can mean,” he said. “This is something this bill can help teach children about the dangers that exist online.”
The bill calls on the Florida Department of Education and local school boards to create a social media program.
The documents would also be posted online for parents to review with their children.
“At the end of the day, we are saying that knowledge is power, for both parents and students in this scenario,” he said.
The bill will be debated in the next legislative session, which begins in January.