HB 501 Requires course materials relating to sexual education to contain information regarding sexual predators, online predators, and the consequences of inappropriate text messaging

Current Bill Summary

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HB 501 - This act requires that course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases be medically and factually accurate and teach pupils about the dangers of sexual predators, including when using certain electronic communication methods, as described in the act. Pupils must be taught how to behave responsibly and remain safe on the internet and the importance of having open communication with adults, and reporting any inappropriate situation, activity, or abuse to a responsible adult, and depending on intent and content, to law enforcement.

Pupils must be taught about the consequences, both personal and legal, of inappropriate text messaging, even among friends.

This act is similar to a provision contained in SB 418 (2015), HB 353 (2015), and HB 670 (2015).


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