Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Boulder Country Day School as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for educating its students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens.
Boulder Country Day 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 the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
Boulder Country Day has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital-citizenship and literacy 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 reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright.
"Becoming a Digital Certified School has empowered our students to be safer on-line as they grow increasingly tech savvy as much younger ages. Learning and using 21st century skills also means being 21st century safe!” - Stephanie Winiecki, BCD Elementary Technology Instructor