Marist Brothers Linmeyer recognised as a Common Sense School
Marist Brothers Linmeyer recognised as a Common Sense School! Common Sense Education, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognised Marist Brothers Linmeyer as a Common Sense School. Marist Brothers Linmeyer has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. With the right support, students can take ownership of their digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the better. The recognition acknowledges their school’s commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.
“We applaud the faculty and staff of Marist Brothers Linmeyer for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Kelly Mendoza, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. “Marist Brothers Linmeyer 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.”
Marist Brothers Linmeyer has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and are grounded in the real issues students and teachers face. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy.
“We’re honored to be recognised as a Common Sense School,” said Tony Williams, Primary School Principal, “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.”
As we all know, 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. Marist Brothers Linmeyer sees these as teachable moments. That’s why they are committed to teaching students how to be digital learners, leaders, and citizens. For more information about Marist Brothers Linmeyer, visit their website To learn more about Common Sense Education and how to implement Digital Citizenship at your school, visit .