Digital Citizenship

Acceptable Technology Use at School


Students may have their own personal devices during instructional time, at the discretion of the teacher, provided that they adhere to and understand Ian Bazalgette’s commitment to the acceptable use of electronic resources. 

Personal Devices May Include and is not limited to:

·       Phones

·       Smart Phones

·       iPads

·       Tablets

·       iPods

·       Laptops

·       Chromebooks

·       Hand held gaming systems      

At Ian Bazalgette we promote Digital Citizenship.  This means we recognize the importance of technology for communication and learning but we require that our students learn positive citizenship and etiquette related to electronics usage.  There is a time and place for the use of electronics in the school setting and staff expect students to follow the guidelines set out.

Personal devices are to be used as a Personal Learning Tool.  They will be used, under the discretion of the teacher, to:

·      Promote digital citizenship, mobile learning, and etiquette.

·      Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding

·      Seek alternative viewpoints

·      Collaborate during inquiry

·      Construct personal knowledge and meaning

·      Organize and manipulate data

·      Make cross-curricular connections

·      Complete assigned work and submit work to teachers for assessment

Personal Devices Should:

·       Be logged into the wireless network through CBE My Devices.  This allows students and staff to log in their personal device to access the Internet.  Access must be renewed yearly and information on how to do this is posted around the school. 

·       Be in plain sight of the teacher.

·       Be used when deemed appropriate by each teacher and class (Digital Etiquette).

Note: Students must be mindful and responsible for their devices at all times as the school is not responsible for stolen or damaged property.

Personal Devices Should Not:

·       Be used to take pictures or video which is shared on social media (Please note:  For school directed projects students may use CBE owned devices for capturing images and video.)

·       Be used to access social networking sites

·       Be hidden away

·       Used to bully, intimidate or threaten students or teachers

·       Be used to text, email or personal message students about non-school related topics

·       Used to access websites that are: pornographic, lewd, vulgar, encourage gambling, discuss the illicit use of drugs or alcohol, promote violence, or are adult only (note: this list is not comprehensive and teachers can restrict student access at their professional discretion)

·       Used as a game platform to distract the student from their workUsed to plagiarize or reproduce online content

·       Used to cheat during tests or exams

·       For sharing accounts or passwords with any other students

·       Personal devices are not allowedin Physical Education, Foods or Constructionlabs for safety reasons

Consequences for Inappropriate Use of Personal Devices:

·       School-based disciplinary consequences that relate to incident (i.e. cheating, bullying, harassment)

·       Losing the privilege of having a personal device at school

·       Restriction or loss of other technology access to the school network

·       Confiscation of the student’s personal device until a parent/guardian is able to meet and retrieve the device from the  teacher/administrators

·       Police intervention

Digital Citizenship is a shared responsibility between students, parents and the school.

All students must complete the ACCEPTABLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT and STUDENT DECLARATION (see right of this page) return it to their homeroom teacher.

The school is not responsible for the loss, damage, or theft of student property, including electronic devices. The school will not provide technical support for students’ devices.  Agreement to this policy means you will abide by these expectations or forfeit your opportunity to have a personal device in the school.

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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 on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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