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

       The Appropriations Committee on Education (Burgess) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (2) of section
    6  1003.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1003.42 Required instruction.—
    8         (2) Members of the instructional staff of the public
    9  schools, subject to the rules of the State Board of Education
   10  and the district school board, shall teach efficiently and
   11  faithfully, using the books and materials required that meet the
   12  highest standards for professionalism and historical accuracy,
   13  following the prescribed courses of study, and employing
   14  approved methods of instruction, the following:
   15         (n) Comprehensive age-appropriate and developmentally
   16  appropriate K-12 instruction on:
   17         1. Health education that addresses concepts of community
   18  health, consumer health, environmental health, and family life,
   19  including:
   20         a. Injury prevention and safety.
   21         b. Internet safety.
   22         c. Nutrition.
   23         d. Personal health.
   24         e. Prevention and control of disease.
   25         f. Substance use and abuse.
   26         g. Prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and
   27  human trafficking.
   28         2. For students in grades 7 through 12, teen dating
   29  violence and abuse. This component must include, but not be
   30  limited to, the definition of dating violence and abuse, the
   31  warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior, the
   32  characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent
   33  and stop dating violence and abuse, and community resources
   34  available to victims of dating violence and abuse.
   35         3. For students in grades 6 through 12, awareness of the
   36  benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the
   37  consequences of teenage pregnancy.
   38         4. Life skills that build confidence, support mental and
   39  emotional health, and enable students to overcome challenges,
   40  including:
   41         a. Self-awareness and self-management.
   42         b. Responsible decisionmaking.
   43         c. Resiliency.
   44         d. Relationship skills and conflict resolution.
   45         e. Understanding and respecting other viewpoints and
   46  backgrounds.
   47         f. For grades 9 through 12, developing leadership skills,
   48  interpersonal skills, organization skills, and research skills;
   49  creating a resume, including a digital resume; exploring career
   50  pathways; using state career planning resources; developing and
   51  practicing the skills necessary for employment interviews;
   52  workplace ethics and workplace law; managing stress and
   53  expectations; and self-motivation.
   54         5.a. For students in grades 6 through 12, the social,
   55  emotional, and physical effects of social media. This component
   56  must include, but need not be limited to, the negative effects
   57  of social media on mental health, including addiction; the
   58  distribution of misinformation on social media; how social media
   59  manipulates behavior; the permanency of sharing materials
   60  online; how to maintain personal security and identify
   61  cyberbullying, predatory behavior, and human trafficking on the
   62  Internet; and how to report suspicious behavior encountered on
   63  the Internet.
   64         b. The Department of Education shall make available online
   65  the instructional material being used pursuant to this
   66  subparagraph, and each district school board shall notify
   67  parents of its availability. The department may procure the
   68  instructional material from a vendor or provider.
   70  Health education and life skills instruction and materials may
   71  not contradict the principles enumerated in subsection (3).
   73  The State Board of Education is encouraged to adopt standards
   74  and pursue assessment of the requirements of this subsection.
   75  Instructional programming that incorporates the values of the
   76  recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and that is
   77  offered as part of a social studies, English Language Arts, or
   78  other schoolwide character building and veteran awareness
   79  initiative meets the requirements of paragraph (t).
   80         Section 2. Paragraph (f) of subsection (2) of section
   81  1006.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   82         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
   83  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
   84  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
   85  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
   86  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
   87  welfare of students, including:
   88         (2) CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.—Adopt a code of student
   89  conduct for elementary schools and a code of student conduct for
   90  middle and high schools and distribute the appropriate code to
   91  all teachers, school personnel, students, and parents, at the
   92  beginning of every school year. Each code shall be organized and
   93  written in language that is understandable to students and
   94  parents and shall be discussed at the beginning of every school
   95  year in student classes, school advisory council meetings, and
   96  parent and teacher association or organization meetings. Each
   97  code shall be based on the rules governing student conduct and
   98  discipline adopted by the district school board and shall be
   99  made available in the student handbook or similar publication.
  100  Each code shall include, but is not limited to:
  101         (f) Notice that use of a wireless communications device
  102  includes the possibility of the imposition of disciplinary
  103  action by the school or criminal penalties if the device is used
  104  in a criminal act. A student may possess a wireless
  105  communications device while the student is on school property or
  106  in attendance at a school function. Each district school board
  107  shall adopt rules governing the use of a wireless communications
  108  device by a student while the student is on school property or
  109  in attendance at a school function. A student may not use a
  110  wireless communications device during instructional time. A
  111  teacher may withhold a student’s wireless communications device
  112  during instructional time.
  113         Section 3. Section 1006.1494, Florida Statutes, is created
  114  to read:
  115         1006.1494 Prohibiting student access to social media
  116  platforms.—
  117         (1)(a) Each school district shall prohibit and prevent
  118  students from accessing social media platforms through the use
  119  of Internet access provided by the school district.
  120         (b) This subsection does not apply to career and technical
  121  education course instruction.
  122         (2) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
  123  administer this section.
  124         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
  126  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  127  And the title is amended as follows:
  128         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  129  and insert:
  130                        A bill to be entitled                      
  131         An act relating to student use of social media
  132         platforms; amending s. 1003.42, F.S.; requiring
  133         members of the instructional staff of public schools
  134         to provide instruction on the social, emotional, and
  135         physical effects of social media to students in
  136         specified grades; specifying requirements for the
  137         instruction; requiring the Department of Education to
  138         make social media safety instructional material
  139         available online; requiring each district school board
  140         to notify parents of the availability of such
  141         material; authorizing the department to procure the
  142         instructional materials from a vendor or provider;
  143         amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring that district
  144         school board codes of student conduct include a
  145         prohibition against students using wireless
  146         communications devices during instructional time and
  147         authorization for teachers to withhold a student’s
  148         device; creating s. 1006.1494, F.S.; requiring each
  149         school district to prohibit and prevent students from
  150         accessing social media platforms through the use of
  151         Internet access provided by the school district;
  152         providing an exception; authorizing the State Board of
  153         Education to adopt rules; providing an effective date.