Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has earned national certification for digital citizenship!
The school has been honored by Common Sense Education as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship. The national organizations helps schools teach students how to use technology safely and adopt positive digital skills and habits.
Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy earned the certification by teaching students to think critically and responsibly use technology, including how to combat cyberbullying, understand privacy issues and avoid plagiarism.
“We applaud Hasty’s faculty and staff for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, Common Sense Education’s vice president of education programs. “They 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.”
Principal Dr. Maria Rosario-Regan praised Media Specialist Lori Brackett, who also earned individual certification, for coordinating the school’s successful application. Ms. Brackett, with kindergarten teacher Sarah Munroe, created a schoolwide plan focused on digital citizenship, which included lessons for students and sharing information with parents through meetings and social media.
“I am grateful that we taught these lessons, shared this information, and sparked students to critically think about how to communicate, search, create, and interact online prior to our extended Digital Learning Days,” Ms. Brackett said.