Digital Citizenship Certified

Our official Digital Citizenship certified school banner arrived today! While I have been using Common Sense curriculum for several years, it's nice to have your efforts recognized. At this time there are only six other schools in Indiana who provide this same level of digital citizenship training for their students.

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Kimgsway Christian School as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for educating its students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens.

Kingsway has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

"We applaud the faculty and staff of Kingsway Christian School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. "Kingsway deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

Kingsway has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital-citizenship and literacy resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 85,000 classrooms nationwide.

For more information about Kingsway Christian School, go to  www.kingswayschool.org. To learn more about the criteria SCHOOL NAME met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification 

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