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Digital Citizenship Earns Round Elementary Common Sense Designation

March 3, 2021 - Round Elementary School is the latest of Manassas City Public Schools to be deemed a Common Sense School. The honor recognizes the school’s goal that every student at Round become a responsible digital learner, leader and citizen, who can thrive in a world of media and technology. Common Sense badge

Susie Frischkorn, Instructional Technology Training Specialist for Round, said staff understands the importance of teaching students about digital citizenship from an early age.

“Through the resources available on Common Sense Media our teachers teach age appropriate digital citizenship lessons to our students in grades Pre-K through fourth,” she said. “We have also provided our Round families with digital citizenship information from Common Sense Media so that the importance of digital citizenship can be reinforced at home.  We are proud to be a Common Sense Media School and empowering our students to be good digital citizens.”  

Common Sense is an independent, nonprofit with a mission to provide K-12 schools the resources necessary to prepare students for success in the 21st century. The lessons provide students with relatable examples that prepare them to think critically and use technology responsibly. Subjects discussed during digital citizenship lessons include cyberbullying, plagiarism and loss of privacy.

"We applaud the faculty and staff of George C. Round Elementary School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. "Round 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."