Legislature unanimously passes bill restricting social media, student phone use in school

‘Kids are losing their innocence at a younger and younger age in large part because of what they see just by looking at their phone.’

Article by: Jesse Scheckner,

April 19, 2023

A bill banning TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter and other social media platforms on public school devices and requiring schools to teach kids about the perils of the internet is now primed for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signature.

The Senate voted 39-0 in favor of the measure (HB 379), which by July 1 will mandate public school districts to block access to social media on school-provided Wi-Fi and adopt a safety policy that addresses access to the internet by minors.

Students would still be able to access social media sites using their own phones, tablets, laptops and mobile plans; however, the bill prohibits using devices during class time unless it’s for educational purposes as directed by a teacher…..Click here to read full article