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Middle school students in New Jersey could soon be logging onto their social media accounts for a grade.

The state Senate has approved a bill requiring sixth-through eighth-grade public school students to take a course on being responsible on social media, according to nydailynews.com.

One reason lawmakers cited for the bill was cyber bullying. They said some students may not realize the impact their online actions have.

The bill is expected to become law by the 2014-2015 school year.

3 comments

  • Zack

    How about teaching kids to not be so sensitive. When did this world become so soft that individuals cannot take what people say. Remember the saying”sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”. Let’s teach people to not worry about what others say. Let’s worry about What we do. Take a negative and turn it into a positive. If we can do that then people will realize that what they say doesn’t bother them and therefore they have nothing to say. Problem solved.

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