​​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.​​​

Digital Citizenship

Expectations for Use of Electronic Devices

Students will be allowed to bring assistive technology to school (personal laptops, iPhones, iPods) to be used only for educational purposes and at the discretion of the teacher.  Students will be expected to leave phones in their lockers or turn them in at the beginning of every class to the teacher. Devices will be returned to the students at the end of each class. Phones will be kept in a locked and secure space during classes. Assistive technologies will not be permitted for personal entertainment, recreation or communication during class time. Inappropriate use of assistive technologies may result in confiscation of the device or student suspension.  A contract and a detailed document (Electronic Networkable Devices and Network User Agreement) will be sent home to provide you with all the information needed.

Students are often given the opportunity to demonstrate their learning using technology tools. In order to ensure proper use of assistive technologies and safety for all students, the below guidelines have been established:

Unauthorized acts include but are not limited to:

  • Listening to music/videos during instruction
  • Texting, messaging, and gaming during class
  • Sharing of usernames and passwords
  • Plagiarism of on-line content
  • Use of someone else’s CBE account or access to network
  • Recording, sending, sharing, posting, or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Use of obscene language
  • Cyberbullying, harassment, insults or attacks on another person or their reputation
  • Trespassing in other peoples’ folders, work or files
  • Intentional accessing, recording,posting, sending, sharing, or downloading of inappropriate material
  • Assuming the identity of another person to gain information
  • Viewing web-pages through a proxy server (using any method of viewing a webpage which is blocked by the CBE.)
  • Running an application/program from a memory stick/jump drive
  • In any way moving, opening hardware or computer accessories
  • Any attempt and/or threats to harm a person
  • Downloading copyrighted material or unlicensed software
  • Posting or publishing of personal information about oneself or others without the supervision and consent of a staff member
  • Use of technology or the network to access sites / software not approved by staff
  • Using technology during exams

Prohibited Sites/Apps include and are not limited to:

  • Vulgar or lewd depictions of the human body
  • Any adult content
  • Violent acts
  • On-line gambling
  • Social networking sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.)
  • Sites that encourage the use of illicit or illegal substances
  • Sites that advocate hatred or violence against an identifiable group
  • Sites promoting criminal activity
  • And many more, see the link below for the complete list

Violation of the CBE and Georges P. Vanier Policy

Our expectation is that our students will become educated and responsible digital citizens. If, however, students breach any of the above, each situation will be dealt with on an individual basis and may result in:

  • Restriction or loss of technology privileges
  • Restriction of use or confiscation of personal device
  • School-based disciplinary consequences; and/ or
  • Police intervention and/or legal action

We also expect students to demonstrate respectful and appropriate digital citizenship when they are not at school. We ask students to be respectful to others in all activities, in or out of school, online and in person.

If you need to contact your child during class time (even in the case of an emergency), please direct your call through our main office at 403-777-7460.

Personal Cell Phone Use

As is also the case with assistive technologies, students will not be permitted to use their cell phones for personal entertainment, recreation or communication during class time. Students may only use their cell phones for educational purposes when they are in the classroom with the permission of the teacher. Cell phones are not permitted in Physical
Education class, in washrooms and change areas. 

Students are encouraged to store their phones in their locker when they are not in need of their phone for educational purposes. The school will not be held responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen cell phones. Students using their phones to send or receive text messages or calls during class will have their phones taken to the office. Repeated infractions may result in a cell phone contract. The use of cell phones is only permitted before and after school, during the locker break and at lunch time. 

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