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NJ Public Schools To Require Social Media Classes

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Facebook could soon become required reading for middle school students in New Jersey. A new bill would make a social media class mandatory for all sixth-through-eighth grade students in New Jersey Public Schools.

The purpose is to teach responsible use of social media. The class would teach students about the acceptable use of various social media, cyber safety, cyber security and cyber ethics.

A big emphasis will be on the negative consequences of using social media irresponsibly, like cyberbullying.

The New Jersey State Senate almost unanimously (37-2) passed the bill. It now heads back to the state assembly. It's expected to become law by the start of next school year.

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