COMMON SENSE MEDIA & DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
What is Common Sense Media?
Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today ---- especially our children’s. Our children today spend over 60 hours of screen time on an average every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21s century. But parents, teachers and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Now, more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.
Common Sense Media (CSM), a not-for-profit organization based in the US, is the world leader in supporting and empowering parents, schools and policymakers to ensure that children thrive in a world of media and technology, by providing unbiased information and trusted advice.
What is Common Sense Education?
Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum (link given below) and the Common Sense Media Parent Resources Arabic (Available on My Learning) and Interactive Games(click on link given below) teach students how to make safe, smart and ethical decisions in the digital world.
K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum link
What is Digital Citizenship Certified School?
A Digital Citizenship Certified School is dedicated to teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging parents using Common Sense Education materials. Digital Citizenship Certified Schools can work with students in any grade, from kindergarten through 12th. By earning recognition as a Digital Citizenship Certified School, administrators and educators are taking the necessary steps to equip students with the skills they need to be responsible online.