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 Digital Citizenship Certification for Schools Minimize

Criteria for 2018-2019

Schools who received certification from Common Sense Education in the 2017-2018 school year DO NOT need to reapply until 2019-2020. 
**Click on this link to verify if your school is certified.**

Criteria must be completed during the current school year and before applying. Applications are rolling. If approved, your school earns a Common Sense School badge that expires in June 2020. Please apply anytime before June 30, 2019.

  • There are 3 categories:  Certified, Applied, and Unknown.
  • If your school is in the Applied or Unknown category, send the letter of certification from Common Sense Education to Theresa Allen (tallen@archchicago.org).
  • If your school wasn't certified for the 2017-2018 school year, you will need to re-apply. 

What is a Common Sense School?

Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum.  Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of your school's dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.

Why become a Common Sense School?

  • Develop a roadmap to school and districtwide digital citizenship implementation.
  • Support a healthy school culture where your whole community is invested in helping kids thrive as digital learners and citizens.
  • Earn a badge that publicly affirms your school's commitment to schoolwide implementation.

How does a school earn recognition as a Common Sense School?

The Common Sense Recognition Program provides a roadmap for schools to adopt a whole-community approach to digital citizenship by completing three steps. We ask that you:

  • REFLECT on how becoming a Common Sense School has had an impact on your school community.
    • We hope to learn more from you about your experience earning recognition as a Common Sense School. In the application, you will be asked to provide some details on how you feel the process of becoming a Common Sense School has impacted your school community.

Criteria must be completed during the current school year and before applying. Applications are rolling. If approved, your school earns a Common Sense School badge that expires in June 2020. Please apply anytime before June 30, 2019.

 

Ready to apply?

All work must be completed during the current school year and before applying. Applications are rolling. If approved, your school earns a Common Sense School badge that expires in June 2020.  Please apply anytime before June 30, 2019.

 If you earned recognition during the 2017-2018 school you do not need to reapply this school year. Please contact edsupport@commonsense.org if you did not receive your updated badge and banner image.

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Questions?

Please read through our FAQ in the Help Center. If you have further questions, please post in the Common Sense Education Community or email edsupport@commonsense.org and enter Recognition in the subject line.

 

 

    

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**CHILDREN’S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT (CIPA) COMPLIANCE**


CIPA is a law with specific requirements for entities that receive E-rate discounts on Internet access.
CIPA compliance includes:
1. Internet safety policy (example)
2. Technology protection measure/filter
3. Holding one hearing or meeting (with reasonable public notice) on the Internet safety policy
4. Education for students on Internet safety with focus on social networking, chat rooms, and cyberbullying.

CIPA Compliant Checklist Example

School and library authorities must certify that:
1.   they have complied with the requirements of CIPA;
2.   they are undertaking actions, including any necessary procurement procedures, to comply with the requirements of CIPA; or
3.   CIPA does not apply because they are receiving discounts for telecommunications services only.

CIPA Requirements
·  An Internet safety policy that includes education on appropriate online behavior and a technology protection measure that protects against access by adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, or otherwise harmful to minors
·  Specific technology that blocks or filters internet access
·  Reasonable public notice, including at least one public hearing or meeting to address a proposed technology protection measure and Internet safety policy (for private schools, public notice means notice to their appropriate constituent group)
·  Documentation that proves the above requirements have been met

The full summary from USAC can be found here:  https://www.usac.org/sl/applicants/step05/cipa.aspx