H.R. 6490 (110th): Promoting the Safe Use of the Internet by Students Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jul 14, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6490

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to promote the safe use of the Internet by students, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Promoting the Safe Use of the Internet by Students Act of 2008.

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Promoting the safe use of the Internet by students

(a)

Enhancing education through technology

Section 2416(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6766(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Developing and implementing programs that promote the safe use of the Internet by students, such as programs that—

(A)

educate students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with individuals on social networking Web sites and in chat rooms;

(B)

protect students against online predators, cyberbullying, or unwanted exposure to inappropriate material; or

(C)

promote involvement by parents in the use of the Internet by their children.

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(b)

Safe and drug-free schools and communities

Section 4115(b)(2)(E) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7115(b)(2)(E)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Developing and implementing programs that promote the safe use of the Internet by students, such as programs that—

(I)

educate students about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with individuals on social networking Web sites and in chat rooms;

(II)

protect students against online predators, cyberbullying, or unwanted exposure to inappropriate material; or

(III)

promote involvement by parents in the use of the Internet by their children.

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