Digital Citizenship

A message from Principal Melody Sears: The digital world that our kids are learning and growing up in is incredibly exciting. Through technology, kids have access to new tools, to an incredible range of resources, and to stimulating opportunities to participate in novel ways. At the same time, working with children who are immersed in so many different technologies and apps can be daunting.

In November, our students began learning about Digital Citizenship and online expectations at Northwest using materials from Common Sense Media, a nationally recognized, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. They are a trustworthy, leading resource for both schools and families.

Digital Citizenship should be an ongoing conversation. We would like to communicate our interest in and enthusiasm for bringing parents into the conversation about kids’ digital lives. We believe that a joint-effort between parents and teachers is a valuable way to support the students and families in our community.

Please take a few minutes to explore the Common Sense Media website at, or Kids Media app, and ask your child what they’ve learned about digital citizenship at school. Be on the lookout for a Family Media Agreement, being sent out via Peachjar. You will see three different age levels so that you can complete one for each child in your household.

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