June 22, 2015
Reeds Spring, MO-- By teaching students how to be safe, smart and ethical while using digital media and technology, the Reeds Spring R-IV School District became a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified District.
Common Sense is a national nonprofit, which aims to help kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology. The organization recognized that Reeds Spring allows students to utilize the power of digital media, yet limits the dangers that exist online, like cyberbullying, loss of privacy and plagiarism.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Reeds Spring for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education programs for Common Sense Education. "Reeds Spring 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."
"It’s a great honor to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School," said Reeds Spring R-IV Superintendent Michael Mason. "Teaching students to use technology safely and responsibly helps maximize and personalize their learning."
To learn more about the criteria to become certified as a Common Sense Certified District, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.
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