Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy
In 2016, Washington State legislators directed OSPI to convene an advisory group “to identify successful practices and recommend medial literacy and digital citizenship improvements statewide. The group recognized the curriculum and resources of Common Sense Media as a leader in educating students, families and educators about safe, secure and productive use of digital tools and online resources.
Common Sense Media states:
Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s. Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century.