I grew up in a small town – where the schools taught reading, writing, and arithmetic – and parents took the time to ensure that their children were safe – and perhaps that’s the part that sticks in my mind when I read this morning that Virginia has become the 1st state to require Internet safety lessons to be taught in classrooms.
According to WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, public schools in the state will be mandated to teach Internet safety classes to all grade levels. The requirement came about because of concerns about sex offenders preying on children online coupled with an increase in Internet-based crime.
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