A wireless network for internet access using student owned personal electronic devices is now provided at Citadel Park School. At our school, we have CBE owned devices (laptops, desktops, etc.) that access our CBE network (both fixed and Wi-Fi). The new Learner Accessible Wireless Network (LAWN) has the potential to provide access to students, staff, parents and guests with non-CBE Wi-Fi ready devices. Students and CBE Staff are able to access the LAWN with their personal mobile devices with their CBE authentication credentials. Be assured that the content filtering that is normally used to filter inappropriate materials on the school’s internal network will also be applied to the open access network.
Digital Citizenship frames out the rationale, conditions and dispositions for the appropriate use of personal devices by all people. At Citadel Park, students will not be allowed to access the LAWN network with their personal device (mobile phone, iPad’s, etc.) unless there is an educational reason and teacher invitation for including these devices in the learning environment. If you feel there is an educational reason for your child to be using their own personal mobile device during instructional time (school day), please contact your child’s teacher.
Use of Electronic Devices
With the rapid advance of technologies and applications, we are confident that there will be opportunities for students to use applications that reside only on their digital devices in the service of their educational programming. We are asking that any use be discussed and agreed upon by your child’s teacher first. We understand that some children bring cell phones for communication and safety reasons. Our policy at Citadel Park is that all cell phones are turned off and put away during the instructional day (including lunch and recess). Students who use them during the day will be asked to put them away. If they are unable to meet this expectation, we will hold the device until we can talk to the child’s parents.
As with any personal belonging that a student brings to school, the school cannot be responsible for electronic devices that are lost, stolen or damaged.
This is a significant opportunity for students to personalize their learning by identifying and using appropriate technology for their learning needs. As a school, we enter conversations with children about the responsible ways in which we as members of a digital world need to think and act in terms of digital citizenship.
In addition, we ask that parents also demonstrate digital citizenship by using their personal devices appropriately. Parent meetings are not to be recorded nor are children to be photographed at school unless it is a public event or there is prior permission. We thank you for your attention to this important information.