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NJ students might get social media training

Local News | Jan 15, 2014

NJ students might get social media training

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Students in New Jersey might get social media training in school.

Lawmakers on Monday sent Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would help educate students on the responsible use of social media and its many pitfalls. The instruction would take place in grades 6 to 8.

Students would be taught social media behavior that ensures cyber safety and the potential negative consequences of failing to use various social media platforms responsibly, including cyber bullying.

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Bergen County says it’s important to teach kids at an early age to responsibly use the tools so they don’t make foolish mistakes that could derail their lives.

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