Digital citizenship is having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible and respectful behavior when using technology or participating in digital environments. This goes beyond email etiquette and avoiding plagiarism to encompass all elements of digital engagement, in particular, protecting private information, staying safe online, and knowing how to deal with bullying in the digital world, whether you’re a target or a bystander.
Technology is na important part of our world and our learning. It is important that we, children and adults alike, use technology appropriately.
The three themes of Digital Citizenship that we will be focusing on this year at Chief Justice Milvain School are:
- Digital self: respectfully and responsibly create and manage a positive personal digital presence.
- Digital Safety & Security: responsibly manage and protect digital identity and online presence
Please review page 13 in your child’s student agenda and ensure that you have signed the Acceptable Use Policy student and parent acknowledgement.
We encourage all parents/guardians to inform themselves of system policies and procedures around digital citizenship. These include:
Violation of the CJM Acceptable Use Policy: It is expected that the Policy is followed. If there is a violation of the Policy, each situation is dealt with in consideration of individual and mitigating factors. The following are possible consequences:
- Conference with student about the issue
- Inform parents
- A restriction or loss of computer privileges
- Restorative projects
- School based disciplinary consequences, which may involve school administration
- Paying for any damaged resulting from intentional misuse
- Police intervention and/or legal action