Digital Citizenship

Appropriate use of computers

We have made the use of technology a priority for all students. As well as the main lab in the learning commons, there are computers available in every classroom, as well as portable laptops.

All students and staff in the Calgary Board of Education are given a username and password to access school computers, email accounts, and the Desire2Learn online learning environment. As such, the Calgary Board of Education has a number of policies that govern the use of electronic resources. In general, students must not:

  • send, display, or post obscene language or pictures
  • harass, insult, or attack a person or their reputation
  • use other people’s passwords or accounts
  • trespass, or attempt to trespass, in other people’s folders or files
  • download games or copyrighted files to school computers.

If students are using CBE electronic resources from home, they are required to follow the same regulations they do when they are within the school. Additionally, it is advised that students follow the same guidelines when using personal electronic resources such as Facebook, Hotmail, and MSN accounts as negative interactions online often spill over into the hallways and classrooms at school. Camera and video use is not allowed within the school unless part of a learning project and with teacher permission. 

Misuse of computers can lead to the suspension of your account and other disciplinary action.

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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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