Outline of the state of California

Acceptable Internet Use Policies

Acceptable Internet Use Policies

State law encourages districts to adopt acceptable Internet use policies or to provide instruction on safe Internet use.

California Education Code 51206.4. Pupil instruction; Media literacy

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

  • (1) “Digital citizenship” means a diverse set of skills related to current technology and social media, including the norms of appropriate, responsible, and healthy behavior.
  • (2) “Media literacy” means the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and use media and encompasses the foundational skills that lead to digital citizenship. (b) On or before July 1, 2019, the department shall make available to school districts on its Internet Web site a list of resources and instructional materials on media literacy, including media literacy professional development programs for teachers.
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