Digital Citizenship

“Each of us has a digital presence, a digital reputation which is an expression of oneself. Your presence is formed and added to by yourself and others over time. It is influenced, both positively and negatively by your actions, but also by the actions of others, with or without your permission/awareness. It builds over your lifetime and profiles your activities and influences your opportunities.” - From the 2Learn Education Portal Your Digital Presence


Security of our computer network is a high priority, as it plays an important role in maintaining stability and reliability. Students are required to report any security problems on the JFHSnet, CBEnet or the Internet to a staff member. Any student found knowingly compromising the security of the computer network will be subject to disciplinary measures including suspension from school. Privately owned systems (PDA, iPods, laptops etc.) can be connected to the CBE network. All environments are monitored by the CBE.

Inappropriate Use

School technology resources are to be used to increase student achievement and help students learn and develop in positive ways. Students are expected to be respectful of all school equipment and use appropriate language in all postings and communications while using computers at James Fowler. While using technology at James Fowler students are not permitted to:

  • Harm or destroy data of other users;
  • Intentionally waste network resources by playing games, or by downloading software or restricted files;
  • Be involved in gambling or gaming;
  • Visit or view inappropriate websites;
  • Provide personal information;
  • Use Hotmail, chat or other electronic mail besides their CBE Student Mail;
  • Plagiarize material;
  • Connect or download files from personal websites;
  • Send or display inappropriate messages or pictures;
  • Allow others to use their account;
  • Use the computer to communicate inappropriately with others; or
  • Physically damage any hardware.

Any misuse of the James Fowler computer network will result in strict disciplinary action which may include suspension from the network and/or suspension from school.

Cellular Telephones

During Classes

Students must turn the power off on cellular telephones while in class. Students are not permitted to make or receive telephone calls, or to send or receive text messages during class, except with the special permission of their teacher. Students who wish to use their cellular telephones to listen to music during class time will do so only after receiving the permission of their teacher. Students must then follow any restrictions indicated by the teacher.

During Examinations

Students are not permitted to have a cellular telephone or other electronic communication device (e.g. pager, telephone-capable PDA, watches connected to the Internet) in their possession during an in-class or final examination.

Outside of Classes

Use of cellular telephones and other electronic devices (eg, iPods, cameras) outside of class must not interfere in any way with instruction or the safe and orderly operation of the school.


Any teacher who finds a student using an electronic device in contravention of this rule will confiscate the device in accordance with CBE Administrative Regulation 6014- Student Searches and the School Act of Alberta. A student who is found with any electronic devices during an examination may be disqualified from writing the examination and be assigned a grade of zero.


Check out the four sections directed at senior high students on:

The Digizen site encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.

Know the

For a straightforward infographic from ‘Know the’ of the top 10 Dos and Don’ts of your online life, open this link.

Delete Cyberbullying

Good digital citizens know the effect of their words and posts online as well as in person. Understand how bullying and cyberbullying can affect schools and young people. Join in the fight to Delete Cyberbulling!

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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.​​​