Common Sense Education, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world saturated with media and technology, has just recognized Beverly Vista Middle School as a Common Sense School.
Beverly Vista Middle School demonstrated its commitment to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate, while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyberbullying. This recognition acknowledges Beverly Vista Middle School’s commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.
“We particularly wish to applaud Beverly Vista Middle School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of Beverly Vista students’ education,” said Liz Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. “Beverly Vista Middle School deserves high praise for providing the foundational skills students need to compete and succeed, and participate ethically in society at large.”
This year, Jesse Braun, Beverly Vista Middle School’s teacher librarian, has worked with all of Beverly Vista’s students to develop tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships and information literacy. Every Beverly Vista Middle School has had the opportunity to visit the library to work with Braun during the months of October and November.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Principal Kevin Allen. “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.”
For information, visit commonsense.org/education.
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