State public schools offer lessons on social media, digital citizenship

social-mediaStarting next school year, New Jersey public school districts will be called on to teach middle schoolers about responsible use of social media, according to recently passed legislation.

Another bill, if signed by Gov. Christie, will require districts to create written policies about electronic communication between students and staff.

With both pieces of legislation, the Garden State stands to become more of a part of a conversation – some would say movement – that is gaining momentum nationally.

The topic is digital citizenship, a concept that includes responsible use of technology and learning to function in an ever more digital world.

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