senate Bill S6479

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that school districts may provide instruction in digital literacy

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1032
Feb 14, 2012 referred to education

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S6479 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §814, Ed L

S6479 - Summary

Provides that school districts may provide instruction in digital literacy.

S6479 - Sponsor Memo

S6479 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6479

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FARLEY,  DeFRANCISCO,  GOLDEN, GRISANTI, JOHNSON,
  LAVALLE, LITTLE, MARCELLINO, MARTINS, OPPENHEIMER,  SEWARD,  STAVISKY,
  ZELDIN  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed 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:

  Section 1. Section 814 of the education law, as added by  chapter  526
of  the  laws of 2006, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 545 of the laws
of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 814. Courses of study in DIGITAL LITERACY, TO INCLUDE internet safe-
ty. 1. Any school district in the state may provide, to pupils in grades
kindergarten through twelve, instruction designed to promote the  proper
and  safe use of the internet AND PREPARE STUDENTS TO USE TECHNOLOGY AND
THE INTERNET TO ACCESS, EVALUATE, CREATE AND  SHARE  INFORMATION  IN  AN
APPROPRIATE, EFFECTIVE AND SAFE MANNER.
  2.  The  commissioner  shall provide technical assistance to assist in
the development of curricula for such courses of study  which  shall  be
age  appropriate  and  developed according to the needs and abilities of
pupils at successive grade levels in order to provide awareness, skills,
information and support to aid in the safe usage of the internet AND  TO
DEVELOP DIGITALLY LITERATE STUDENTS.
  3.  The commissioner shall develop age-appropriate resources and tech-
nical assistance for schools to provide  to  students  in  grades  three
through  twelve and their parents or legal guardians concerning the safe
and responsible use of the internet. The resources  shall  include,  but
not be limited to, information regarding how child predators may use the
internet  to lure and exploit children, protecting personal information,
internet scams and cyber-bullying.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
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.
                                                           LBD14161-01-2

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