South Ripley Junior High A Common Sense Certified School For Digital Citizenship   

Posted On January 10, 2018

Press release from South Ripley Junior High School

(Versailles, Ind.) – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of  digital media and technology, has recognized South Ripley Junior High School as a Common Sense School.

South Ripley Junior High School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its  students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist  in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our schools  commitment creating​ a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of South Ripley Junior High School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of  their students’ education,” said Liz Kline,  VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. “South Ripley Junior High  School 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.”

South Ripley Junior High School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship  resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project 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, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The  free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Destiny Rutzel “By preparing our students to use  technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their  learning.”

For more information about South Ripley Junior High School, go to ​http://sripley.k12.in.us/srjhs-home. To learn more about  the criteria South Ripley Junior High School met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.