Florida Schools May Ban TikTok From All Students
Some changes might be coming to Florida schools that I’m sure students aren’t happy about. Officials seek to block social media apps, including TikTok, from being accessed on school internet. A pair of bills was filed The Florida House and Senate to ban the popular apps. The bills would also require in-school instruction on social media safety.
I think this is a good thing for Florida students. Kids shouldn’t be distracted by social media trends instead of preparing for their future. If they want to download and use the app at home or on their free time, that’s their decision. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced his support for the bills. Patronis stated that he’s not a fan of TikTok and wondered why they would even allow it in schools in the first place. He stated “I call it digital fentanyl because you can see how addicting it is – and it especially targets our children.”
Even some Florida colleges are encouraging students to delete the app on their phone. The University of Florida is asking its students to stop using the social media app. According to News Channel 8, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy even cautioned parents that 13-year-olds are too young to join social media.
Do you think TikTok and other social media apps are bad for students? Do you agree with this bill?