Lakewood Elementary Becomes Third School This Year to Achieve National Digital Citizenship Recognition

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  • Briana Warner
  • 5/16/2017

Lakewood Elementary School in St. Albans has been recognized by national nonprofit Common Sense as a ‘Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship’ for the 2016-2017 school year. The school demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the dangers that exist online, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

Lakewood Elementary has been using Common Sense Education's research-based digital citizenship resources, which teach students, educators, and parents 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.

Lakewood Elementary joins Kenna and Richmond Elementary who’ve also received this national certification for the 2016-2017 school year. Sissonville Middle School, Holz Elementary and Edgewood Elementary all received this certification during the 2015-2016 school year.

“I am proud of all of our schools who have achieved this national certification,” said Dr. Ron Duerring, Kanawha County Schools superintendent. “Digital citizenship is one of the most important skills that we can teach our children in this technology age.”

For more information about Lakewood Elementary School, go to  To learn more about the criteria Lakewood 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