Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 52
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

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