Bayside Academy recognizes the value of digital media as a tool to create, explore, and connect as responsible digital citizens and learners. We are committed to community-wide approach in maintaining safe and responsible digital practices by equipping our community with the necessary skills to work/learn with integrity while safely navigating challenges within the digital world.

What is a digital citizen and a digital learner?

As a community of learners, the terms “digital citizen” and “digital learner” are not mutually exclusive, rather the two coincide in our commitment to responsibly use technology by all Bayside Academy stakeholders, including: students, faculty/staff, and parents.

Utilizing the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for students and Common Sense Media’s curricular structure, Bayside Academy seeks to enhance our understanding of and contributions to the digital world in which we all live.  Bayside Academy encourages a comprehensive approach to digital consciousness that produces graduates who understand how our core values foster citizenship in all aspects of life.

The following definitions are based on the ISTE Standards for Students (2016), Educators (2016), and Administration (2011).


Digital Citizen: Digital citizens recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Digital Learner: Digital learners leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

2019-2020 Digital Citizenship Efforts
We, as a Bayside community, are continuing our commitment to implementing our Core Values into a digital world. All faculty are now "Common Sense Educator" certified, and they are committed to intertwining digital citizenship into the everyday content of their respective courses. We are offering two classes: "Digital Citizenship" for 7th graders and "Digital Mindfulness" for 8th graders. Furthermore, as a "Common Sense Certified School," we have an active Digital Citizenship committee that is discussing how to carry this forward in years to come.


Common Sense Media for Parents
Be Internet Awesome
ISTE's Blog on Digital Citizenship