Digital Citizenship

Admirable Use Policy

The use of technology is an integral part of teaching and learning at Griffith Woods. Teachers and students use digital technologies to access information, and communicate ideas. Students are expected to use our computer network and digital learning tools to engage in activities that facilitate meaningful and authentic learning experiences.   

Admirable use of electronic/digital devices at Griffith Woods School means:

  • Keeping CBE account passwords and other personal information confidential.
  • Practicing responsible conduct and digital etiquette when using electronic information resources.
  • Informing teachers if something on an electronic device is inappropriate.
  • Using electronic information resources in a responsible manner that supports learning and demonstrates exemplary character.
  • Using appropriate language and communicating respectfully while using electronic devices.
  • Respecting the property and the creative work of others.
  • Protecting and respecting personal information of others.
  • Using all electronic resources in a responsible manner that does not damage computer systems, data or networks.
  • Leaving the school equipment so that it is ready to be used by others.
  • Use electronic equipment in the school to support learning in consultation with teachers.

Cell Phones & Digital Devices

Cell phones, iPads and laptops are becoming more commonplace in schools.  At our school we understand the usefulness of these technologies, and maintaining a caring, disciplined, learning environment is of the utmost importance to us. To support us with this goal, please use these devices for educational purposes only during school hours. 

All phones need to be turned off and out of sight during class time, this includes movement between classes.  Phones can only be used in class with specific teacher permission in order to support a learning activity.

Use of cell phones is permitted in the morning prior to the start of classes, during the lunch hour and after school. Outside of class time, students must exercise courtesy, respect and good judgment when using digital technologies. 

The school takes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged digital devices. 

Failure to follow these rules will result in the device being confiscated by the teacher for a set amount of time. Should this continue to be an issue, the device will be sent to the office and parents may be called to come in and pick up the device and/or students will be required to leave their phone at home or check it at the office in the morning.

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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.​​​

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