"Digital citizenship is an action, something that we need to practice and do every single day. In today's interconnected world, this is our opportunity to put global education into practice to empower others to become change makers for using tech for good in local, global and digital communities.”
- Digital Citizenship Institute, 2022
Digital Citizenship in CBE schools is about having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible and respectful behaviour when using technology or participating in digital environments.
The CBE is committed to preparing students to thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship is key to helping CBE students learn to use available technology responsibly to enable them to reach their full potential as learners.
Each CBE school is required to have a digital citizenship plan that is updated annually. The plans address how a school will work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens. Schools use the CBE Digital Citizenship Competencies as a guide to create goals for their digital citizenship plans. The competencies are:
Our school’s Digital Citizenship Plan can be found on this page under Resources in addition to Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s Guidelines for the Acceptable Use of Personal Devices. As digital citizenship is a collective responsibility for all stakeholders, we encourage you to read and discuss both documents at home with students.