• Digital Citizenship Resources

    we are a common sense certified school

    Common Sense Media is an adopted curriculum used to teach students to safely, effectively, and ethically use technology in school and at home. Horizon's staff are Common Sense certified educators in Digital Citizenship. Ms. Staples and the librarian collaborate with the guidance counselor, classroom and resource teachers, and administration to implement the Common Sense Media curriculum and educate and engage parents on the importance of using technology safely and responsibly. Through this process, Horizon Elementary has also become a Common Sense Certified School in Digital Citizenship. Below is the link to the Common Sense Media curriculum.

     Common Sense Digital Media
     - Adopted curriculum for students to learn
        * Media Balance & Well-being
        * Privacy & Security
        * Relationships & Communication
        * Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
        * Digital Footprint and Identity
        * News & Media Literacy
    - Click on the image to view lessons students are taught in each grade level.   
     > Watch this video for some ideas of things you can do to promote digital citizenship at home:  NetSafe Tips and Tools for Parents
    > Here are some guides created by the National Online Safety organization related to many different forms of social media. Before you have your children use a website or app, check out these resources to make sure you know the potential benefits and risks and to get helpful tips on how to make it safer for them.
    > Consider using this Family Media Agreement to engage in discussion and make commitments within your home for safe, thoughtful, and balanced media use.
    >Receive FREE text message tips about how to practice healthy media habits at home with your family! 
    • Just text the word kids to this phone number: 21555
    • Answer a brief survey.
    • And that's it! You'll receive weekly messages with tips and much more!


Last Modified on January 5, 2024