Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce is closed. Commerce Department websites will not be updated until further notice. For more information, see Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations.

 

You are here

Common Sense Media Launches Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Middle School Students

Common Sense Media launched its digital citizenship curriculum for middle schools, Digital Citizenship in a Connected Culture, a free program that empowers students to think critically and make informed choices about how they live and treat others in today’s digital world.

The curriculum is based on the digital ethics research of Dr. Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education. It covers topics such as privacy, social media, and cyberbullying. “Given the amount of time kids spend with technology, digital ethics education is just as important as reading and writing,” said James Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media. “It is essential that every school in America teach digital literacy and citizenship so that all students have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to make safe, responsible, and respectful decisions in today’s 24/7 digital world."

common sense media logo