eDCSD: The Colorado Cyber School recognized by Common Sense Media for teaching digital citizenship
Castle Rock, CO – Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has certified eDCSD: The Colorado Cyber School as a Common Sense School for educating its students to be safe, smart and ethical digital citizens.
CO Cyber 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 perils, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyberbulling, that exist in the online realm.
“We applaud CO Cyber for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of its students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Media. “Colorado Cyber 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.”
CO Cyber has been using Common Sense Media’s innovative and research-based digital literacy and 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 reputation and personal privacy, what to share and what not to share, managing online relationships and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 65,000 classrooms nationwide.
“We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said CO Cyber Principal Sohne VanSelus. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”
eDCSD: The Colorado Cyber School is a K-12 cyber school that is offered by Douglas County School District to any student who resides in Colorado. Learn more at www.edcsd.org.
To learn more about the criteria eDCSD had to meet to become certified as a Common Sense School, visit www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/recognition-schools.