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Pacific Trails Middle School

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

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About Common Sense

Common Sense is 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 exist because our kids are growing up in a culture that profoundly impacts their physical, social, and emotional well-being.  We provide families with the advice and media reviews they need to make the best choices for their children.  Through our education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense empowers parents, educators, and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens.   

Pacific Trails Middle School has been recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.  Please click on the links below for more about Common Sense Media and what kind of assistance, education programs, etc. being a Digital Citizenship School will provide.
Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

We at Pacific Trails Middle School know the importance of creating a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use.  Students at Pacific Trails receive at least five hours of instruction around Digital Citizenship throughout the year in their classes.  Teachers use resources from to facilitate student learning on topics including evaluating sources/fake news, social media, smart device use/gaming, and positive online presence.
Monday, October 21st, is Digital Citizenship Day at PTMS!  All subjects will teach a different lesson from Common Sense Media to increase our students' awareness of using technology safely and appropriately in our digital-rich world.  We will also earn our Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certification for the 5th year in a row!  If you'd like to see more of what we plan to teach, please click here.
- Find a family movie to watch using the Common Sense movie guidelines and reviews
- Review and discuss the six steps that can help kids fight cyberbullying and other mean online behavior
- Watch and discuss the video, "5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids" (there are many informative videos on this site for all ages)
- If your kids are into Minecraft, check out this video about 10 kid-friendly Minecraft YouTube Channels
Cyber Education Resources

Cyber Education Resources

Cyber Education Consulting - Jon Moffat
"Cyber Education Consulting helps translate pre-teen/teen to adult and the other way around.  Putting digital boundries in place can seem daunting.  Gone are the days of "be home by the time the street lights come on."  Now the world is at our fingertips.  You do not need to fear technology.  With the simple tips and continuous support, we can help you and your family use technology to make real connections."  ~ From the website of Cyber Education Consulting.  Jon Moffat -