Digital Citizenship Certified School
Digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century, especially in schools like ours that are using technology to transform learning. That's why we are committed to teaching our students how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly. Friess Lake School has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to our students. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Friess Lake School has demonstrated its commitment 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 are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
Digital Citizenship lessons are taught to students kindergarten-eighth grade. Our teachers who taught the lessons have become Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educators.
About Common Sense Education
Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. The K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense's education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators.
Screenagers explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction and offers solutions to help kids find balance.
The Hartford Area Schools are joining together to provide two free showings of this important documentary.
January 31 @ Richfield School 7:00 pm
February 1 @ Schubert's Theater in Hartford 6:00 pm