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A08735 Summary:

BILL NO    A08735 

SAME AS    SAME AS S02855

SPONSOR    Thiele

COSPNSR    Raia

MLTSPNSR   Arroyo, McDonald

Amd S814, Ed L

Provides that school districts may provide instruction in digital literacy.
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A08735 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8735

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 7, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Education

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to digital literacy
         instruction

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Section 814 of the education law, as added by chapter 526
    2  of the laws of 2006, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 545 of  the  laws
    3  of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
    4    S 814. Courses of study in DIGITAL LITERACY, TO INCLUDE internet safe-
    5  ty. 1. Any school district in the state may provide, to pupils in grades
    6  kindergarten  through twelve, instruction designed to promote the proper
    7  and safe use of the internet AND PREPARE STUDENTS TO USE TECHNOLOGY  AND
    8  THE  INTERNET  TO  ACCESS,  EVALUATE, CREATE AND SHARE INFORMATION IN AN
    9  APPROPRIATE, EFFECTIVE AND SAFE MANNER.
   10    2. The commissioner shall provide technical assistance  to  assist  in
   11  the  development  of  curricula for such courses of study which shall be
   12  age appropriate and developed according to the needs  and  abilities  of
   13  pupils at successive grade levels in order to provide awareness, skills,
   14  information  and support to aid in the safe usage of the internet AND TO
   15  DEVELOP DIGITALLY LITERATE STUDENTS.
   16    3. The commissioner shall develop age-appropriate resources and  tech-
   17  nical  assistance  for  schools  to  provide to students in grades three
   18  through twelve and their parents or legal guardians concerning the  safe
   19  and  responsible  use  of the internet. The resources shall include, but
   20  not be limited to, information regarding how child predators may use the
   21  internet to lure and exploit children, protecting personal  information,
   22  internet scams and cyber-bullying.
   23    S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
   24  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06734-01-3
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