Some states have passed laws requiring anyone under eighteen to have parental consent before accessing social media. Read more! Read more!

Should Arizona enact a law that requires minors to have parental consent to have social media?

Cyberbullying has become more common with text messaging and social media. In Arizona, if convicted and found guilty of cyberbullying the individual may suffer legal consequences, criminal penalties, or prison time. Read more!

Do you believe a person who engages in cyberbullying should face criminal charges?

Many Arizona schools now have social media accounts such as Facebook. Photos of school events, highlights of student success, student names and locations are posted. There are concerns that photos posted by public school may increase risks for student’s privacy and safety. Read more!

Do you think schools should be allowed to post photos of students?

Artificial intelligence is being developed for the education system. Technology apps are tools that can monitor student learning and predict outcomes. AIF can learn what students are interested in and formulate math problems or reading examples on the topics of interest. Protecting student privacy is a concern as well as maintaining human interaction. Read more!

Should Arizona schools use artificial intelligence apps in their schools?

Schools in Arizona are required to have policies for bullying, intimidation, and harassment on school property or school sponsored events. Arizona does not require schools to have anti-bullying policies for cyberbullying that occurs off school campus. Read more here and here!

Do you think Arizona schools should give consequences for cyberbullying that occurs off school campus?

The Kids Online Safety Act is being proposed in federal legislation. (Read More) By providing more control options for both users under 16 and parents of minors who are using platforms, this bill expands upon the existing Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that protects minors under 13 from having personal data collected. The Kids Online Safety Act would prevent platforms from promoting harmful behaviors, ban certain harmful content, provide more parent control options such as limiting screen time and require platforms to make public reports on potential risks to minors from the content on their website.

Do you think schools should be allowed to post photos of students?

Instagram has a new flagging feature to report false posts, inappropriate content and false information. To reduce the amount of misinformation around Covid-19, major social media platforms have taken steps to remove conspiracy theories, inaccurate health advice, cures and myths relating to the pandemic. Read more here.

Do you feel this monitoring helps people be better informed?

In 1994, The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) was formed by a coalition of the major video game publishers with the goal of creating a ratings system. The initial system created had 5 categories.  The categories later expanded to seven. Read More!

Do you think the ESRB rating system should be required on all video games and apps?

Social media sites, such as Facebook, are facing the issue of fake profiles, fake news, and other harmful actions. Some people believe it is the responsibility of the social media site to take action to prevent the controversial acts and others think that the user posting the material should be held responsible.

Do you think social media sites should be responsible for monitoring and preventing harmful actions on their site?