At this year’s 7th Annual Common Sense Media awards, which honored President Bill Clinton, Miranda Cosgrove, the PS22 Chorus and Joel Klein, the announcement was made that President Bill Clinton supports Common Sense Media’s Digital Driver’s License.
The digital driver’s license, which is slated to launch the end of this year, is a self-guided, interactive, web-based game for kids with embedded assessment; it will teach kids the basics of online safety and security, privacy, cyberbullying and community, copyright and creation, and evaluation of websites.
“We’re very excited about this addition to our digital literacy and citizenship education efforts,” said James Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense Media. “Kids today are growing up in 24/7 media world with no road map to guide them. Young people need to learn to think critically and behave responsibly in this fast-paced digital world. It’s our hope that the digital driver’s license will allow us to reach every child in the country through schools, after-school programs, and at home to help them understand the rules of the road before they go online or go mobile.”
The Digital Driver’s License will become part of Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for grades K-12. To learn more about this free curriculum visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators