Filed amendment would prevent Florida students from accessing social media platforms at school

Filed amendment would prevent Florida students from accessing social media platforms at school

An amendment to a bill filed on Monday by Rep. Brad Yeager would require Florida schools to block students from accessing social media sites through the use of internet access provided by a school district. The legislation also seeks to implement social media safety education in grades 6 through 12.

Should the amendment garner the approval of state politicians, each school district would be required by law to install a firewall on school Wi-Fi systems to prevent students from accessing popular social media platforms while using the network.

Florida school districts have long been permitted to revoke student access from websites via a firewall, with the measure oftentimes utilized to prevent...

Full story at The Capitolist

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