Admirable User Policy / Digital Citizenship
All students receive instruction regarding accessing approved websites which enhance learning, thinking critically about sources of information, and exercising digital etiquette. All students sign an Admirable User Policy (AUP) agreement at the start of the school year. Inappropriate internet use will result in loss of computer privileges.
Digital Citizenship at Escuela Canyon Meadows
Digital Citizenship in our schools is about having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible and respectful behavior when using technology or participating in digital environments.
We are committed to preparing our students to thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship, with an emphasis on both safety and ethical behavior, is a key component of helping CBE students use the digital technologies available to their best advantage to reach their full potential with the CBE and beyond.
Escuela Canyon Meadows has a Digital Citizenship Plan in accordance with Administrative Regulation 1062 - Responsible Use of Electronic Devices. Use of electronic resources requires students to act morally and ethically when using all digital resources within Escuela Canyon Meadows (Alberta Education ICT Curriculum and AR 1062). Teachers and staff ensure that students understand their roles and responsibilities when using digitally networked resources and share in the supervision of all students while online.
Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources
The privilege to use devices and networks is dependent on the level of responsibility shown by individual students. It is our intent to have all students access these tools for learning on an ongoing basis. The following acts and prohibited sites constitute inappropriate use and may endanger students, and/or possibly damage the network, hardware, and/or software.
Prohibited acts include:
- Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
- Using obscene language
- Harassing, insulting, or attacking others Intentionally damaging computer equipment or the network
- Violating copyright laws
- Using other people’s folders, work, or files
- Allowing others to use your account
- Trespassing into other people’s folders, work, or files
- Intentionally destroying other people’s work
- Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes
- Using electronic media for plagiarizing
- Intentionally wasting system technology on non-teacher-approved activities such as:
- Playing games
- Participating in non-teacher-directed “chat” Participating in online gambling or other gaming activities
- Downloading software or restricted files (e.g. Exe, Zip, mp3)
- Installing software on any school computer
- Excessive or inappropriate printing
Students must respect intellectual property and adhere to copyright, software piracy and fair dealing laws associated with learning technologies.
Prohibited Sites include those, which contain:
- Vulgar or lewd depiction of the human body
- Content publicly labeled for adults
- Violent acts
- Online gambling
- Sites that encourage the use of illicit or illegal drugs, tobacco, or alcohol
- Sites that advocating violence or hatred against an identifiable group.ie. race, religion, gender, disabilities, age, colour, sexual orientation, etc
- Sites promoting criminal activity
Violation of the CBE Policy
Each situation is dealt with on an individual basis and breach of policy may result in:
- Restriction or loss of technology privileges.
- School based disciplinary consequences.