Digital Citizenship

Throughout the Calgary Board of Education, students have access to CBE Wifi network. This allows students to connect their personal devices to the Internet for their schoolwork when directed by their teacher.

There is no expectation that students bring in or have their own device and those students who do not have a personal device to utilize in our school will continue to have access to other learning technologies.

With this ability comes a level of responsibility and understanding, which we will ensure all students have prior to accessing the Wifi. Our students’ safety in an online environment is of utmost importance to us. Learning how to be a good Digital Citizen will increase your child’s awareness and understanding of the power and perils of the Internet, but will also undoubtedly enhance their learning opportunities.

This responsibility also includes respecting each and every staff and student’s right to privacy. No photos or videos can be taken or shared without prior permission of those involved.

Teachers will be continually engaging with their students around good digital citizenship to better equip them to make the best use of this opportunity in a safe and respectful manner.

The use of personal devices in Nickle School will not be allowed during class time, unless students are directly permitted to by a teacher for educational purposes. Our students will be asked to respect this expectation at all times. If not, students will be asked to hand in their cell phone to the office for the remainder of that school day. Continued disregard of this expectation will result in the phone/device being kept by administration until a parent/guardian can pick it up.

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 school technology privileges
  • Restriction of use or confiscation of personal device and parents contacted for pick up.
  • School based disciplinary consequences and/or Police intervention.

The school is not responsible for the loss, damage, or theft of student electronic devices. The school is also not able to provide technical support for any student device.

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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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