Digital Citizenship

This plan is one component of the CBE Digital Citizenship Process, which is directed by Administrative Regulation 1062 -  Responsible Use of Electronic Information Resources. The plan is meant to guide the school’s work to allow students to connect to the school’s wireless network with their own devices.

Relevant key information about our school context and School Development Plan:

  • We have a student population of around 470 students
  • Students of Colonel J. Fred Scott are culturally diverse, bringing richness to the school community, helping children build understanding of other cultures.
  • Colonel J. Fred Scott has a small, dedicated core of parent volunteers
  • Some of Colonel J. Fred Scott's programs for students and their families include:
  • Calgary Immigrant Aid Society's Mosaic Project
  • Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Food and Nutrition in School's Breakfast program.
  • Calgary Reads Programs including: Read Up and Wee Reads
  • Our School Development Plan involves the following goals:
  • Formative Assessment
  • Quality, authentic tasks to support inquiry learning

Long Term Goal 1

Students will remain safe while online at school. (Six Themes of Digital Citizenship (DC) benchmarks: Digital Safety and Security) 

Short Term Goal 1 

The school will have an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and communicate this policy to students.

Activities and Resources
Students will:

  • Use technology safely in tasks planned by teachers to support their learning.
  • Use the network in areas that are/can be supervised by staff.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of online safety through discussion(s) with the teacher during technology classes specifically focused on online safety.


  • Students will state their understanding of the AUP in keeping them safe while using technology at school.
  • When online at school students will demonstrate appropriate/safe behavior.
  • Students will keep their personal devices in a secure location at all times.

September – Technology Committee will update the AUP through committee work to ensure this document is updated.
January to June – Students will receive direct instruction regarding how to use their own personal devices. Parents will have access to the AUP as posted on our school website

Short Term Goal 2 

All students will receive instruction regarding online safety (protecting passwords, not divulging personal information etc) and will be aware of/understand the making of safe choices while learning with technology.

Activities and Resources
September to November – Students will receive DC instruction
September to June – Students will be engaged in classroom learning tasks that emphasize online safety. Lesson resources and links will be posted in D2L

Staff will:

  • State their understanding of issues relating to student online safety
  • Engage with professional development resources relating to digital citizenship.
  • Provide direct instruction on topics relating to digital citizenship
  • Provide clear guidelines for technology/net-work use
  • Provide supervision when students access the network
  • Communicate strategies for effectively using the network
  • Identify and report problems of inappropriate or unacceptable network use by students to administration and parents.
  • Require that students first use reliable databases that are provided by the school library, CBE and Alberta Education or safe search engines
  • Communicate that there are/will be consequences for inappropriate use of technology/the network (possibly through the AUP).

September to November – All students in Grades 1-6 have received direct instruction on digital citizenship and online safety by the Assistant Principal
January to June – Teachers will give direct instruction of Digital Safely and Security as they work with technology in their classrooms. Teachers will receive an in-service on digital citizenship in January.

Short Term Goal 3 

Appropriate ICT outcomes relating to online safety will be understood and infused in core subjects.

Activities and Resources
Alberta Learning Program of Studies

Parents will become aware of the instruction students have been provided relating to keeping themselves safe online through reporting and celebrations. Students will demonstrate and explain how technology has been infused into their learning tasks.
Teachers will: know which ICT outcomes connect with digital citizenship and understand how to plan with these resources in mind.

January to June – Tasks will demonstrate the technology outcomes for digital citizenship (online safety).

Long Term Goal 2 

Students will know and understand the learning outcomes related to digital citizenship. (Six Themes of DC benchmarks: Digital Learning) 

Short Term Goal 1

Students will recognize information serves different purposes in student learning.

Activities and Resources
Staff will:

  • Direct teach how to search effectively – critical thinking
  • Promote the use of reliable databases that are provided by the school library, CBE and Alberta Education through instruction, the Library webpage, and the For Students webpage

Students will recognize that the information they are looking for/using is purpose specific.

January to June – Teachers will direct teach strategies for critical thinking and model where to find reliable resources and databases. These resources will be used in the classroom environment to support learning. 

Short Term Goal 2: 

Students will recognize that data from online resources may be verified for purpose of use.

Activities and Resources

Students will:

  • be engaged in tasks which include: citing webpage sources, understanding the criteria for a reliable website, discussing reputable organizations, lessons about the difference between reputable sources of data and open-source websites (e.g. Wikipedia)

Students will be able to explain or show that the online resources they access are reliable for what they are being used for

September to June – Students will be engaged in lessons about information reliability from the internet relevant to their classroom learning,

Long Term Goal 3

Staff will learn and maintain key outcomes and infuse them into their classroom work. (Six Themes of DC Benchmarks: Digital Self, Digital Interactions, Digital Learning, Digital Rights & Responsibilities, Digital Safety and Security, Digital Commerce) 

Short Term Goal 1

Students will use technology in an appropriate manner

Activities and Resources
Explicit teaching of DC lessons, tasks will give students the opportunities to use technology.

Students will state and demonstrate how they use technology in an appropriate manner after their use.

September to November – DC lesson during Technology
December to June – technology is infused into classroom tasks 

Short Term Goal 2

Teachers will use a variety of technology while infusing themes of digital citizenship

Activities and Resources
DC themes will be emailed to teachers and posted on D2L, ICT program of studies document will be sent to each teacher and emphasized during PD opportunities

Teachers will state how they use a variety of technology to support ICT outcomes while infusing themes of digital citizenship.

January – DC themes will be reviewed in Professional Development.
January to June – DC themes will be infused into class use of technology. 

Short Term Goal 3

Parents will understand how the key outcomes of DC are infused into the curriculum.

Activities and Resources
AUP, DC Plan and Three Year Technology plan will be posted on our School Website, DC will be reviewed at a school council meeting in early 2015.

At School Council, parents will state their understanding of DC and classroom work after reviewing our process.

January – Documents posted on website after staff members review, and after the DC PD Session for teachers.
January/February – Documents will be shown to parents at school council.

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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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