Sissonville Middle School Recognized for Digital Citizenship

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  • Briana Warner
  • 5/23/2018

Sissonville Middle School School has been recognized by national nonprofit Common Sense as a ‘Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship’ for the 2017-2018 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.

Sissonville Middle has been using Common Sense Education’s 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 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

Sissonville Middle School has achieved this recognition every school year since 2015-2016 and they are the fourth KCS school to be recognized for the 2017-2018 school year. Sissonville High School, Montrose Elementary and Pinch Elementary were also recognized this school year. Lakewood, Kenna and Richmond Elementary schools received this national certification for the 2016-2017 school year. Holz Elementary and Edgewood Elementary also received this certification during the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information about Sissonville Middle School, go to http://sms.kana.k12.wv.us/.  To learn more about the criteria schools met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.