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Schools might be required to ensure that their mobile computers — such as iPads — have filtering to help prevent students from accessing pornography.

The House voted 61-13 on Thursday to approve HB213, and sent it to the Senate.

Its sponsor, Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, said he pushed the bill after an elementary school in his district recently had a student access hard-core pornography by following the online history of another student on a school-owned iPad.

He said it shows schools need to install appropriate filters in mobile electronics for use on and off campus.

Stratton said the bill would also require teaching good "digital citizenship," including how to use technology safely so students can go online where they need to — and avoid the places they should stay away from.

— Lee Davidson