Lawmaker want to add social media education in school curriculum
Nueva Ecija 3rd District Representative Rosanna Vergara filed a measure that will add internet and social media education in the primary and secondary education curriculum.
In filing House Bill 3114 or the proposed Internet and Social Media Education Act, Vergara stressed that the internet has opened a whole new dimension of accessing information and connecting with other people.
“More recently, the proliferation of fake news and other types of misinformation circulating online have also been alarming, and unfortunately, it appears that it is often the youth that succumb to its seemingly innocuous yet pernicious magnetism resulting in dire personal, social, and economic consequences to the victims and their families,” Vergara said.
The measure mandates all primary and secondary schools, public and private to include Internet and Social Medica Education in their curriculum.
It also mandates the training of public school teachers with the necessary information, skills, and competency.