School has been recognized as a Common Sense School, an honor that
recognizes efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and
engaging the entire school community in this important discussion.
announced by Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to
helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology,
acknowledges the school’s commitment to helping students build skills that
are essential for their well-being today--and for the opportunities they’ll
School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach
to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly
to learn, create, and participate, while preparing them for the perils that
exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and
cyberbullying. With the right support, kids can take ownership of their
digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the
better. The recognition acknowledges the school’s commitment to creating a
culture of digital citizenship.
"We applaud the
faculty and staff of Bailly Elementary School for embracing digital
citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz
Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education.
“Bailly Elementary School 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.”
School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based
digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with
researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate
School of Education, and are grounded in the real issues students and
teachers face. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible
skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and
personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media
literacy. The free KÐ12 curriculum is used in classrooms across all 50
states, in more than 65,000 schools by more than 750,000 educators.