District Earns Common Sense District Certification for Digital Citizenship Education
Teaching digital citizenship to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of the digital age
Campbell Union School District's commitment to safety and innovation is evident in its proactive approach to teaching digital citizenship, and earned it the prestigious Common Sense District certification. The distinction acknowledges the district’s commitment to preparing students to be critical thinkers who use technology to create rather than being passive consumers of online content.
“We frequently discuss our responsibility for preparing our students for their yet-to-be-defined futures, and navigating and leveraging technology effectively is a big part of that," said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Digital media and technology are evolving rapidly, and digital citizenship skills are essential for students as they unlock extraordinary opportunities and learn to navigate and avoid potential risks. That's why we are dedicated to providing spaces for students to think critically, innovate, and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and thrive.”
Campbell Union School District's 12 schools join over 80,000 schools nationwide in using Common Sense Education's resources. Our middle schools integrate digital citizenship into their Technology PBIS lessons, and digital citizenship is a foundational part of our Innovation lessons in CUSD’s elementary grades.
“We applaud the faculty and staff for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education,” said Kelly Mendoza, Vice President of Education Programs at Common Sense Education. She commended CUSD for its whole-community approach to preparing students for the digital age, and the importance of addressing online challenges such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
“We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense District," said Coordinator of Innovation, Teaching & Learning Julie Goo, who has been instrumental in assuring that digital citizenry is integrated into the district’s Art, Innovation, and Music (AIM) program. “We are empowering learners to apply our Profile of a Graduate competencies as they create digitally and design solutions to current and future challenges.”
Learn more about the district’s integrated inclusion of digital citizenship on the Art, Innovation, and Music Blog: bit.ly/cusdaimblog
Common Sense is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Common Sense Education's research-based resources, developed in collaboration with Project Zero researchers, are used in classrooms across all 50 states, impacting over 50,000 schools and half a million educators. To see all of Common Sense Education’s resources, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education.