Pennsylvania's public schools would begin teaching Internet and social media safety under legislation proposed by a state lawmaker.
State Rep. Tina Davis (D-Bucks) said she is drafting a bill to provide the once-a-year courses to students in kindergarten through the 12th grade.
Under her legislation, Davis said students would be taught how to safely and responsibly use social networking websites, chat rooms, email and instant messaging, and how to recognize and report online harassment, cyber-bullying, and child sexual predators.
Davis said the courses could be incorporated into the current curriculum, and state resources on online safety could be made available to the schools.
She currently is seeking co-sponsors for the legislation.
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