Mount Vernon Exploratory School recognized as a
Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a
world of digital media and technology, has recognized Mount Vernon Exploratory School as a Common
Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.
Mount Vernon Exploratory 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.
“We applaud the faculty and staff of Mount Vernon Exploratory School for embracing digital citizenship
as an important part of their students’ education,” said Rebecca Randall, vice president of education
programs for Common Sense Education. “Mount Vernon Exploratory 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.”
Mount Vernon Exploratory School, facilitated by Jill Pless, Kristi Crumpton, and Bethany Nix, 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
90,000 classrooms nationwide.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School,” said
Connie Daniels, Principal. “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 Mount Vernon Exploratory School, go to http://mves.hallco.org/web/.
To learn more about the criteria Mount Vernon Exploratory School met to become certified as a
Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.