• Common Sense Education Certified School Digital Citizenship 2018-2020

    Hosack Named Common Sense Media School

    HES joins four NA schools designated Common Sense Media Schools

    Common Sense, the national non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Hosack Elementary as a Common Sense School.

    Hosack Elementary has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.

    Hosack 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. 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, in more than 50,000 schools, and by more than half a million educators.

    Hosack joins Bradford Woods, Ingomar, Marshall, and Peebles Elementary Schools in being named a Common Sense School.