Virginia has enacted a law requiring public and private schools in the state to provide students with web-safety instruction and warn them about internet predators.

Introduced by Del. William H. Fralin Jr., R-Roanoke, the bill was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Timothy Kaine, and will take effect July 1.

The law requires the Virginia State Department of Education to issue guidelines to schools for integrating internet safety into their regular instruction and expands upon an existing code first established for Virginia schools in 1999 for acceptable-internet-use policies...

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