Digital Citizenship

Pineridge School Responsible Use Policy

Pineridge School is looking forward to utilizing technology for this academic year. This is a unique opportunity for our students and with your support, we are certain that this will continue to be a great success. Students will have the opportunity to utilize tablets, computers, online applications, and other digital resources. Prior to using technology in the school, learning expectations are being communicated to students and parents/guardians. Each student and parent/guardian is expected to read below and sign. If there are any concerns about signing this contract, please contact your child’s teacher or your school administrator. 

Digital Technology for Learning

The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by Alberta Education’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies. Students are encouraged to use our network and digital learning tools to collaborate with others to contribute to the learning environment in meaningful, positive ways. By utilizing the school’s digital resources and/or the network, students agree to the guidelines for digital technology use outlined in this document. They also agree to the Digital Citizenship guidelines about technology use in the school. For more information about this, visit the CBE Digital Citizenship page.

Students are encouraged to use digital technology to:

  • Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
  • Seek alternative viewpoints
  • Collaborate during inquiry
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Demonstrate understandings
  • Organize and manipulate data
  • Interact and share learning with others

Prohibited acts include:

  • Use of someone else’s CBE account or access to network
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting or attacking another person or their reputation
  • Trespassing in other people’s folders, work or files
  • Accessing, posting, sending or downloading inappropriate material
  • Assuming the identity of another person to gain information
  • In any way, moving, opening hardware or computer accessories
  • Any attempt and/or threats to harm a person
  • Plagiarism of online content
  • Posting, publishing, circulating or distributing personal information about oneself or others without the supervision and consent of a staff member
  • Use of technology or the network to access sites/software not approved by staff
  • Downloading or uploading content not approved by staff
  • Vandalizing the technology

CBE My Devices Network

The CBE My Devices Network enables students to access wireless Internet on school‐owned technology or students’ personal devices. Students are expected to follow the same Admirable Use Policy when assessing this network. The school does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any student's personal electronic devices. For more information about the CBE network, visit the CBE Wireless page.

Procedure for Policy Violation

Depending on the severity of inappropriate use, consequences will be determined by school teachers and the administrative team. Parents/Guardians will be notified. This Admirable Use Policy complements Calgary Board of Education Administrative Regulation 1062 -­‐ Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources.

Tips for Parents 

Media literacy as a key component of the education of children and youth. At Pineridge School, we begin that process with a focus on respect in a digital world. We want our students to learn the importance of being safe users of the internet, protecting their personal privacy, and ways to act responsibly and respectfully online. We emphasize respect for themselves, others and spaces, including internet environment. 

Parents can help guide children:

  1. Ensure that your child's access to internet sites is age-appropriate by using filtering software.
  2. Always have the computer in a common space where adults can monitor the child's use.
  3. Limit the child's technology time to ensure a balance in their lifestyle choices.
  4. Teach your child not to share private information, pictures, or have chats with people they do not know.
  5. Have your child report to you any messages that make them feel uncomfortable or threatened.

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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.​​​