New Jersey - Acceptable Internet Use Policies: Policy or Plan Requirements

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

New Jersey Revised Statutes 18A:35-4.27 Instruction on responsible use of social media.

1a.  Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, each school district shall incorporate instruction on the responsible use of social media into the technology education curriculum for students in grades 6 through 8 as part of the district’s implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Technology.

  • b.  The instruction shall provide students with information on:
    • (1)  the purpose and acceptable use of various social media platforms;
    • (2)  social media behavior that ensures cyber safety, cyber security, and cyber ethics; and
    • (3)  potential negative consequences, including cyber bullying, of failing to use various social media platforms responsibly.
  • c.  The Commissioner of Education shall provide school districts with sample learning activities and resources designed to promote the responsible use of social media.
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