Digital Citizenship

Cell phones and other technology have become a regular part of our day. It is expected that any student who has a cell phone will:

  • Practice responsible digital citizenship
  • Be respectful online
  • Use the cell phone in class only for learning and when not needed for learning refrain from using it
  • Be respectful and comply with teacher requests around the management of the cell phone in the classroom.
  • Respect all privacy rules and expectations

Students will NOT:

  • Bully online
  • Harass others online
  • Use technology, including cell phones, to incite any inappropriate or unsafe behaviour
  • Will not share private information or visual images of others at any time
  • Use the technology, including cell phones, for purposes unrelated to learning in class
  • Use technology, including cell phones, to make social arrangements during class time

Ernest Morrow Student Digital Citizenship

Rights Responsibilities
To bring your own device to school.

  • Use it for learning.
  • Kept it in a secure location.
  • Not share it with friends.
  • To not text or access video/games during class time.
  • To keep your head up in the hallway for safety.
  • Never use in the office, bathroom or change room.
To the use GET CONNECTED wifi network.

  • Only use technology for CBE approved learning activities.
  • To not carry out any unauthorized downloading, hacking or illegal activities. 
  • Act with digital citizenship and integrity.
To use your device for learning.

  • Find apps and tools to personalize your online experience.
  • Avoid texting/gaming/surfing during learning time.
  • Use reliable and accurate information and resources.
To have an online presence.

  • To be aware that posts and comments are permanent and can be found in the future.
  • Prevent cyberbullying.
  • Be your true self on and off line.
  • Use caution with personal information.
  • To not post or text what should be a conversation.
  • Live up to the Student Purpose Statement.
To find accurate information.

  • Look for the other side of the story.
  • Use credible websites for information.
  • Access CBE and Calgary Public Library resources.
  • Personalize filters (language, reading level) and use tools (fonts, dictation) to improve access.
To contribute to the online community.

  • To get permission before posting any content with information or images of others. 
  • To be a positive contributor.
  • Make meaningful connections with others online.
  • Avoid threats, bullying and .
To use school computers and technology.

  • To leave it ready for the next user (undamaged and charged).
  • Provide my own headphones.
  • Inform a teacher of any technical or physical issue.
  • Leave all settings and content as found.
  • Only print with permission.
  • Log off both and the computer when finished.


Infractions will be addressed through the CBE Student Code of Conduct and CBE Progressive Student Discipline.

Consequences for Responsibility violations could include:

  • Loss of access to school WIFI (Get connected)
  • Loss of privilege to bring personal technology to school.
  • Loss of access to school technology.
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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.​​​