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Myrtle Beach schools faces unfunded online safety programs

A federal law requires schools with Internet access to teach students about appropriate uses of social media sites and the dangers of cyber-bullying, but its implementation is inconsistent and unfunded, educators said.

The 2008 law gained heightened attention this month in Horry County, which had a social media reality check after students made online threats against schools, including one in which tragedy was narrowly averted.

Comments in the aftermath of a shooting at Socastee High School in which a student was arrested after authorities found two pipe bombs included finger-pointing from parents who said the schools need to do more about security and from educators saying parents must be in tune with what their children are saying online.

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