Chicago Public Schools has adopted Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum, in compliance with state rules for annual, age-appropriate Internet safety instruction for students in grades 3 to 12. Foundation grantee Common Sense Media developed the free curriculum to help students and school communities to be knowledgeable, safe, and responsible online. Each month, a new curriculum topic will be featured, including digital footprint, identity/self-expression, cyberbullying, and privacy and security. Common Sense Media programs are currently in 17,000 schools across the country.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations.