BISMARCK, N.D. – Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recertified Bismarck Public Schools as a Common Sense District--one of fewer than 150 districts in the U.S. to earn this honor. This is the third year BPS has participated in this partnership.
"We are honored to be recognized as a Common Sense District," says BPS Library Media Director Misti Werle. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world."
Bismarck Public Schools is committed to preparing students to think critically and use technology responsibly, while preparing them for issues that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Bismarck Public Schools for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," says Liz Kline, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. BPS 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."