Freedom Middle School has earned the renewal of its national digital citizenship certification!
The school has received Common Sense School re-certification through 2023 from the national nonprofit organization Common Sense. Schools achieve this designation by demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching students to use technology responsibly and to think critically.
Freedom MS media specialist Amanda Struchtemeyer is credited by Principal Whitney Nolan for achieving the re-certification.
Ms. Struchtemeyer uses Common Sense Education’s resources as part of her lessons to teach students responsible technology use including internet safety, managing online relationships and avoiding cyberbullying, protecting personal privacy and their online reputation, and understanding plagiarism and media literary and balance. Ms. Struchtemeyer additionally thanked the school’s social studies teachers for giving her time to address these important issues with students.
“We applaud Freedom Middle School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Kelly Mendoza, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. “The faculty and staff deserve high praise for giving students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”