Trustee wants social media courses in schools

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Vancouver students should learn social media literacy in a systematic way, says Vision Vancouver school trustee Mike Lombardi.

Lombardi hopes to convince the Vancouver School Board to call upon the new Minister of Education, expected to be announced June 7, to make sure social media curriculum is added to information technology courses.

Lombardi declared this intention to the Courier following the release of the school board’s draft policy on social media that was discussed by the board’s Education and Student Services committee, which Lombardi is a member of, May 28. The policy advises district staff not to request or accept any students or minor as friends on social networking sites nor “interact with students or minors on social networking sites for purposes not related to the delivery of the student’s educational program.”

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