Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that sex education course material and instruction in grades 6 through 12 must include an age-appropriate discussion on sexting; defines "sexting". Provides that the discussion on sexting must include an exploration of: (i) the possible consequences of sexting, (ii) the identification of situations in which bullying or harassment result from sexting, (iii) the possible long-term consequences of sexting, (iv) the importance of using the Internet safely, (v) the identification of individuals in the school or community that may be contacted for assistance with issues, concerns, or problems, and (vi) the development of strategies for resisting peer pressure and for communicating in a positive manner. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 With respect to age-appropriate discussion about sexting, provides that a principal, teacher, school social worker, or counselor, or a trusted community leader (rather than a teacher, school social worker, or counselor or a police officer or community leader) are individuals whom students may contact for assistance with issues, concerns, or problems.