Digital Citizenship (DC) is having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible and respectful behaviour when using technology or participating in digital environments. At Evergreen School Digital Citizenship is about empowerment and opportunity, rather than risk management. We focus on appropriate and effective application of technology - how to create, share and know when to use it appropriately. Students are expected to use technology in a manner that is respectful to themselves and others.
Evergreen School's Admirable Use Policy
An Admirable Use policy positively describes the ways in which we would like to see students and teachers using social media for learning. At Evergreen School we will ensure the safety of all students by following the three principles of respect when working with educational technology. This will ensure that we are using digital information and technology resources in a responsible way.
I am learning SELF RESPECT through the use of technology.
- I can keep personal information, including passwords private.
- I can identify if something is inappropriate and tell my teacher.
- I can take care of the device assigned to me.
I am learning to RESPECT OTHERS through the use of technology.
- I can use appropriate language and respect others digitally.
- I can respect the intellectual property of others.
- I can ask permission before recording or posting information about others.
- I can use my time effectively when using technology.
I am learning to RESPECT THE SCHOOL through the use of technology.
- I can take care of equipment so it can be used by others.
- I can use technology to support and further my understanding.
- I can identify when technology is not working and report it to a teacher.