"Our integration of digital literacy and digital citizenship has had a tremendous impact on our students, families, and the entire school culture. Our approach to digital citizenship education has resulted in very few incidents of cyberbullying. They are using professional digital tools to showcase their skills and talents to college admissions officers and future employers. The relevant resources provided by Common Sense have contributed to the development of our current culture."
Jennifer Scheffer, Common Sense Certified Educator: Digital Citizenship, Burlington High School, Mass.
Whether it's cyberbullying, students divulging too much personal information online, or online issues creating classroom-management issues, schools across the globe are navigating the behavioral and social issues that stem from students' online lives. To help students harness technology for learning, all schools, particularly those integrating technology into the classroom, should be working to help students learn how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly with technology.
Join the movement of Common Sense Certified Schools: Digital Citizenship that are redefining the way our students interact with technology.
To take a look at the list of amazing schools who earned recognition as Common Sense Certified School in 2016-2017, click here. This is an annual certification. Schools must apply each year to recognize the work completed during the current school year.
Please note: Our goal at Common Sense Education is to give educators and students the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life. This includes providing both digital citizenship and digital learning resources. To that end, we are making some exciting changes to the Common Sense School Certification Program to include digital citizenship and digital learning professional development resources. Our goal is to recognize those schools committed to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship. Learn more here!
There will be no changes to the current certification program through the end of this school year, June 30, 2017.