Bonsall Elementary School recognized by Common Sense


Last updated 7/16/2016 at Noon

BONSALL – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Bonsall Elementary School as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.

Bonsall Elementary 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 Bonsall Elementary 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. "Bonsall Elementary 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."

Bonsall Elementary has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources thanks to the leadership of former principal Diane Lillibridge and project lead teacher Haley Hemrich.

Common Sense Education’s digital citizenship resources 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 Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Superintendent Justin Cunningham. “One of our main goals as a school district is student safety, whether online or offline. This digital citizenship curriculum allows our students to be leaders in a global, connected world.”

For more information about Bonsall Elementary, go to To learn more about the criteria Bonsall Elementary School met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit


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