Sixes Elementary School has earned national certification for digital citizenship!
The school has been honored as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship by Common Sense Education. The national nonprofit assists educators in teaching students how to understand and safely use technology and develop successful digital skills and habits.
“Sixes’ 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,” said Liz Kline, Common Sense Education’s vice president of education programs. “We applaud them for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,”
The school earned the recognition by teaching students to think critically and responsibly use technology, including how to understand privacy issues, combat cyberbullying and avoid plagiarism. Media Specialist Elizabeth Wall coordinated the school’s successful application, and she also earned individual certification.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” Principal Dr. Ashley Kennerly said. “The charge was led by Ms. Wall, and we are so proud of her efforts to teach our Sixes Stars digital citizenship and internet safety! By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world.”