Tech Programme Recognised

Common Sense, a nonprofit organisation in the USA dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has once again renewed BSJ's accreditation as a Common Sense School.

This recognition acknowledges BSJ's commitment to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship - taking a whole-community approach to preparing students to use digital media to explore, create, connect and learn, while limiting the perils that exist online, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyberbullying.

In their notification of our renewed accreditation, Common Sense Education said, ‘Your school's dedication to teaching young people how to be safe, responsible digital citizens inspires us'.

"We applaud the faculty and staff at BSJ for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, VP Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "BSJ 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."

BSJ has been using Common Sense Education's digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for several years. 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.

To learn more about the criteria BSJ met to become recognised as a Common Sense School, visit www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.