Schools should teach proper social media use - Bam Aquino

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says social media is increasingly being used and abused to spread fake news and misinformation. He wants schools to educate, guide and develop students to teach proper social media use among the youth.

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Bam Aquino who chairman of the committee on education, filed a Resolution no. 173, to conduct an inquiry into the proper education and responsible with it comes in social media.

“Our school can play a critical role in guiding students to become ethical and productive digital citizens and to communicate properly and respectfully online,” said sen. Bam.

“There is growing concern across the globe over how social media is increasingly being used and abused to spread fake news and misinformation. In the Philippines, this unfortunate phenomenon was observed widely during and following the recent nation elections,” Bam Aquino said.

“Aside from the spread of misinformation, the increasing use and regularity of abusive language in social media posts has also alarmed various groups,” he added

“Kung mayroon silang foundation of what is right, what is wrong, ano iyong nangyari, ano iyong hindi nangyari, pag online na sila ay mas may kakayahan silang suriin kung ano talaga iyong nangyari o hindi. It starts with our educational system,”

(If they have a foundation of what is right, what is wrong, what really happened, and what did not happen, when they are online, they will be more capable to research the information. It starts with our educational system.)


According to the latest data, among internet users in Southeast Asia, Philippines has the second highest social media penetration rate. 

Source: rappler.com
             senate.gov.ph

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