Claire Beach: More financing needed for safe technology law for students
Edmonds woman helped create media literacy, digital citizenship law
Last updated 12/2/2021 at 9:45am
As a media teacher for many years, the now-retired Claire Beach saw the power of media to manipulate children's minds long before many of the rest of us.
For example, the Edmonds resident learned about a social media platform that lets kids mask their identities. When anonymous, users all too often post cruel comments about their fellow students.
As a teacher, Beach saw firsthand many of the negative effects of media, heightened by the almost universal prevalence of cellphones – it's rare when a young person goes without a one. Pew Research says most kids get their first smartphone betwe...