I think this initiative is a brilliant idea, not only will it teach teenagers the dangers of the interent but it will also help prevent cyber bullying. If only this was a worldwide bill! More needs to be done in education to teach children about online culture, because social networking and internet usage is only going to get bigger and bigger as time goes by in this new social media age. Being educated about it could really make a difference with regards to cyber bullying and children being vulnerable on the interent. Do you agree?

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The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill mandating a course on responsible social media use for sixth-through-eighth graders, because adults are always so good at teaching young people about tech.

It won’t just cover Twitter and Facebook — and hopefully the proper techniques for finger-scribbling all over a Snapchat photo. In addition, kids taking the class will learn about “cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics,” according to NJ.com.

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