The Bellmore School District, as well as all three of its individual schools, has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School District for digital citizenship by Common Sense Education, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting schools and families to thrive in the world of digital media and technology.
This recognition acknowledges the Bellmore School District’s commitment to preparing students at the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center, Winthrop Avenue School, and Shore Road School to utilize digital media to explore, create, connect and learn in a safe manner while preventing, loss of privacy and cyberbullying.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Joanne Dacek explained that Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources and lessons have been aligned with the District’s teaching of leadership principles and core values. Dr. Dacek also noted that the schools’ librarians regularly teach safe and responsible online behavior. Throughout the school year, students also attend assemblies on cyberbullying and internet safety.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo said, “All of our schools emphasize the importance of being good digital citizens while working online. We are honored to be recognized as a Common Sense District. By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them with unlimited opportunities and tools to compete and succeed in school and in the 21st-century workplace.”