PA 17-67—SB 949

Education Committee

AN ACT CREATING AN ADVISORY COUNCIL RELATING TO DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, INTERNET SAFETY AND MEDIA LITERACY

SUMMARY: This act establishes a Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council within the State Department of Education.

The education commissioner appoints the members, who must include teachers; librarians; representatives from parent-teacher organizations; and people with expertise in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy.

The council must recommend to the State Board of Education (1) best practices for digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy instruction and (2) ways to instruct students to safely, ethically, responsibly, and effectively use media and technology resources.

The act prohibits council members from receiving mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to council meetings.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017