Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 52
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/07/2023           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K -12 (Burgess) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (188764) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 34 - 42
    5  and insert:
    6  online availability. The material must include age-appropriate
    7  and developmentally appropriate instruction on social media
    8  safety for students in grades 6 through 12 and focus on the
    9  social, emotional, and physical effects of social media and
   10  promote best practices in digital citizenship. For purposes of
   11  this requirement, “digital citizenship” means the norms of
   12  appropriate, responsible, and healthy behavior related to social
   13  media, including digital literacy, ethics, etiquette, and
   14  security. The social media safety instruction must include:
   15         1.The advantages of social media use. Such instruction may
   16  only include career and resume building for future academic or
   17  employment opportunities, sharing information with familiar
   18  family and friends, and safely connecting with other users with
   19  like interests.
   20         2.The risks of social media, including, but not limited
   21  to, social media addiction, publication of misinformation,
   22  negative effects on mental health, and the permanent nature of
   23  content shared online.
   24         3.How to safely use social media, including, but not
   25  limited to, maintaining personal security, preventing
   26  oversharing of personal information, identifying predatory
   27  behavior and human trafficking, and reporting suspicious
   28  behavior.
   30  The State Board of Education is encouraged to adopt standards
   31  and pursue assessment of the requirements of this subsection.
   32  Instructional programming that incorporates the values of the
   33  recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and that is
   34  offered as part of a social studies, English Language Arts, or
   35  other schoolwide character building and veteran awareness
   36  initiative meets the requirements of paragraph (t).
   37         Section 1. Section 1006.1494, Florida Statutes, is created
   38  to read:
   39         1006.1494 Prohibiting student access to social media
   40  platforms.—Each school district shall prohibit and prevent
   41  students from accessing social media platforms through the use
   42  of Internet access provided by the school district.
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   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete lines 2 - 10
   47  and insert:
   48         An act relating to student use of social media
   49         platforms; amending s. 1003.42, F.S.; requiring
   50         members of the instructional staff of public schools
   51         to provide instruction on social media safety;
   52         defining the term “social media”; requiring the
   53         Department of Education to make social media safety
   54         instructional material available online; requiring
   55         district school boards to notify parents of the
   56         availability of the instructional material; providing
   57         requirements for the instructional material developed
   58         by the department; defining the term “digital
   59         citizenship”; specifying required components of the
   60         instructional material; creating s. 1006.1494, F.S.;
   61         requiring each school district to prohibit and prevent
   62         students from accessing social media platforms through
   63         the use of Internet access provided by the school
   64         district; providing an effective date.