British School Recognised as a Common Sense School

 

Common Sense, the non-profit organisation dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology has recognised British School Jakarta as a Common Sense School. This is the second time BSJ has been awarded this which is a huge honour. 


Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping children thrive in a world of media and technology. Every day, Common Sense supports parents, teachers, and policymakers with unbiased information, innovative tools, and trusted advice to support children’s digital well-being.


BSJ has demonstrated our commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. With the right support, children can take ownership of their digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the better. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship. 


"We applaud the faculty and staff of BSJ for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, Vice President of education programs at 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 innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and are grounded in the real issues students and teachers face. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy. The free K–12 curriculum is used in classrooms across all 50 states of the USA, in more than 65,000 schools by more than 750,000 educators.
 

"We're honored to be recognised as a Common Sense School," said BSJ Principal, David Butcher. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world."


To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsense.org/education.