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Bill By Santa Barbara Legislator Intended To Help Students With Media Literacy On Governor's Desk

A bill by a State Senator from Santa Barbara intended to help students learn how to filter news for accuracy is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his action.

SB 947 calls for establishing programs for kids to develop media literacy.

Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara authored the legislation, which has already been passed by the State Assembly and State Senate.

Jackson says while technology allows greater access than ever to information, young people need support on how to navigate the digital world, and to avoid problems like cyberbullying and fake news.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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