New law promotes media literacy, internet safety in schools

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington leaders have passed a law that requires students to learn about media literacy and internet safety in schools.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2pm8l68A ) Gov. Jay Inslee signed the new law on Thursday. The law requires Washington schools to develop a model policy to better support digital citizenship, media literacy and internet safety. Media literacy is defined as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. A statewide survey of teacher-librarians, principals and school technology directors will be conduct to determine how they are currently integrating digital citizenship and media literacy education into their curriculum.

A website with links to successful practices in other schools, curriculum and other resources for teachers will be created under the law.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com


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