Become a Common Sense School

Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of your school's dedication and commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. To earn the Common Sense School badge, complete four steps: 

  1. Learn.
  2. Teach digital citizenship lessons.
  3. Engage families.
  4. Reflect + apply.

Common Sense Schools earn: 

  • A digital badge for your school's website.
  • A printable banner to display in your school.
  • A letter for your district superintendent about achievements.
  • A sample press release to share with your local newspaper.

Make a copy of the Common Sense School Road Map and get started today!

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Criteria must be completed during the 2021–2022 school year. Applications are rolling and accepted between August 2021 and June 30, 2022.

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Use the Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide to save time, plan ahead, and create a clear process for educators and the leadership team at your school. Find planning templates, checklists, helpful videos, and success stories from school districts like yours here