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Bell Elementary recognized by Common Sense Media as a Digital Citizenship Certified School

We're pleased to announce that Catherine Coleman Bell Elementary has been recognized as a Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Certified School.


Common Sense Education: Digital Citizenship Certified School


 Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Bell Elementary as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.


Bell Elementary 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.


 "We applaud the faculty and staff of Bell Elementary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. "Bell Elementary 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." 


 Bell Elementary has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship 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. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.


 "We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Mrs. Russell, Librarian, who taught the lessons to our Bell students. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."



For more information about Bell Elementary's journey towards becoming a Digital Citizenship Certified School, visit our Digital Citizenship/Common Sense Media Parent Blog.  To learn more about the criteria Bell Elementary met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit



 About Common Sense Education 


Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.


Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense's education resources, visit