Digital Citizenship

Douglasdale School Admirable Use Policy

Students are expected to be responsible digital citizens who demonstrate citizenship through an understanding of personal and civic responsibility. Failure to adhere to the following guidelines may result in disciplinary measures.

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

Our Admirable Use policy positively describes the ways in which we expect students to use digital devices for learning. Inappropriate uses of digital devices and/or our network within our school are also described below.

Students will use devices and/or our network to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of learning outcomes in creative and thoughtful ways.
  • Learn how to communicate in the same manner that is asked of them in face-to-face communications.
  • Share their learning with their families and the wider community.
  • Support self-paced and just-in-time learning.
  • Think critically and build a wide variety of literacy skills.
  • Explore questions in relation to learning and life.
  • Find rich and reliable sources of information and to learn how to cite and share these sources.
  • Practice and learn digital etiquette in a responsible, respectful manner.
  • Have fair access to an electronic society in age appropriate ways
  • Support their understanding of new digital technologies.
  • Work in a manner that protects their own and other’s privacy, safety and freedom of thought.
  • Work in a manner that protects the health and wellness of themselves and others.

The following activities are examples of inappropriate use for students or staff.

  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Intentionally damaging computer equipment or the network
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Intentionally destroying other people’s work
  • Using electronic media for plagiarizing
  • Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting, or attacking others
  • Storing and using information for cheating
  • Intentionally wasting system technology on non-teacher-approved activities such as:
  • Playing non-teacher-directed games
  • Participating in non-teacher-directed “chat”
  • Participating in online gambling or other gaming activities
  • Downloading software or restricted files
  • Installing software on any school computer
  • Excessive or inappropriate printing

Douglasdale School’s Digital Citizenship Agreement

We agree to demonstrate the following characteristics of good digital citizenship.

  • I will keep my CBE account passwords and other personal information confidential.
  • I will practice responsible conduct and digital etiquette.
  • I will inform my teacher if something on an electronic device makes me feel uncomfortable or is
  • inappropriate.
  • I will respect the property and the creative work of others.
  • I will protect and respect personal information of others.
  • I will leave the school equipment so that it is ready to be used by others.
  • I will use technology responsibly and for the purpose of learning.
  • I will work with my teacher to decide how technology will be utilized to support my learning.
  • I understand that artifacts produced on the computer for learning are expected to be shared as part of my learning.
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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 about how we support students to develop online safety skills and be good digital citizens.​​​