St. Joseph School recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship

ROUND LAKE, IL – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Joseph School as a Common Sense School.

St. Joseph has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach 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. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of St. Joseph School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. “St. Joseph 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.”

St. Joseph has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Principal Abbie Miller. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”

For more information about St. Joseph School, go to http://www.stjosephrl.com. To learn more about the criteria St. Joseph School met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.

About St. Joseph School
St. Joseph Catholic School, as part of St. Joseph Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will spread the Good News. The mission of St. Joseph School is to prepare all students for success by offering a quality education within a family-centered community; consisting of a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, a challenging academic curriculum, opportunities to develop leadership skills and character building through the teaching of moral values. St. Joseph School’s pastor, parish, principal, faculty, staff, families, and students will support this mission.

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. Our 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.

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