Digital Citizenship

Guidelines for Technology Use

The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies.

Students are encouraged to use technology to:

  • Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
  • Seek alternative viewpoints
  • Collaborate during inquiry
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Demonstrate understandings
  • Organize and manipulate data
  • Interact with others

The following activities are inappropriate for students:

  • 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 or trespassing into other people’s folders, work, or files
  • Allowing others to use their account
  • Intentionally destroying other people’s work
  • Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes
  • Using electronic media for plagiarizing
  • Storing and using information for cheating
  • Intentionally wasting system technology on non-teacher-approved activities such as: playing games or videos
  • Participating in non-teacher-directed “chat”
  • Downloading or creating software or restricted files (e.g. Exe, Zip, mp3, bat, .cmd)
  • Installing software on any school computer
  • Excessive or inappropriate printing
  • Bypassing the CBE's internet content filtering system unless approved and supervised by an instructor

Students involved in prohibited activities using technology may experience the following consequences:

  • Internet and/or computer use privilege suspension
  • A letter sent home to parents / guardians
  • A referral to a school administrator
  • Suspension
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​​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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