Digital media and technology are evolving at a dizzying pace, both unlocking extraordinary
opportunities and posing real risks for young people. Students are using the immense
power of the internet and mobile technology to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways
never before imagined, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, tech use can
bring up ethical challenges such as cyberbullying and misinformation and health issues
related to media balance and social and emotional well-being.
Augustinian Academy sees these as teachable moments. We believe that digital citizenship skills
have become essential for students in the 21st century, especially this school year. That is
why we are committed to teaching our students how to be digital learners, leaders, and
Augustinian Academy has just been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that
recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the
entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our
school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being
today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow.
This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the
trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world
of media and technology.
We are one of the more than 80,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense
Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better
equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
To learn more about the criteria
Augustinian Academy met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit