​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

Digital Citizenship at the Niitsitapi Learning Centre

Our School Digital Citizenship Plan guides our work around the following areas:

1. Student Safety

  • Digital citizenship will be modelled and shared in the classroom
  • Students will comply with the Acceptable Use of Digital Devices Agreement.
  • Students will learn about what it means to have a positive personal digital presence.
  • Students will keep their accounts and passwords private and will be thoughtful about the personal information that they share.
  • Students will appreciate that online purchase involve money the same way in store purchases do. Students will be supervised using technology at all times.

2. Student Learning

  •  Information and communication technology outcomes will be embedded in the appropriate curricula.
  • Website and apps will be teacher approved and shared with students.
  • Technology is to support learning only.
  • Students will recognize and identify technology tools available in their learning environment.

3. Staff Professional Development:

  • Teachers will be aware of the resources related to online safety and digital citizenship.
  • Teachers will have access to a variety of technology and software to support embedding information and communication technology outcomes. 
  • Learning opportunities will be provided to teachers to be able to stay up to date with current technology learning tools. 

4. Personal Owned Devices:

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools (AR 1062).
  • Students are encouraged to leave their personal technology at home.  If they do bring a personal device to school, it is asked that they leave it in their backpack or other secure location until the end of the school day.
  • The school is not responsible for loss, theft or damage of personal property. 

5. Communication:

  • Parents and guardians will be communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan via handbooks and the school website.
  • Technology will be used to support communication home including the school website, classroom blogs, social media and email correspondence.
  • Consent to share student information (photos, work samples, etc..) on the technologies listed about will received via signed media release forms upon registration.  Additional release forms will be required for third party use.  

Technology Available at Niitsitapi Learning Centre

Students will have access to a variety of technology, including but not limited to Smartboards, Ipads, Chromebooks, and laptops. Technology is used to support teaching and learning. 

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