Digital Citizenship

Our Plan

This plan is one component of the CBE Digital Citizenship Process. Schools must complete this plan: to be compliant with Administrative Regulation 1062 Use of Electronic Resources to allow students to connect to the school’s wireless network with their own devices.

The plan is meant to guide the school’s work in these areas. The principal does not submit the plan as part of the compliance process.

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include: 

  • The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) modeled on Administrative Regulation 1062 Use of Electronic Resourcesand it has been communicated to students. 
  • Appropriate Information & Communication Technology (ICT) outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety. 
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students (possibly through the AUP).

Describe school strategies to keep students safe when they are online:

Rosemont School will: 

  • Inform students and parents of acceptable use of networked resources. The AUP is provided at the bottom of this webpage for access by all school community members and will be discussed with all students. 
  • Engage staff in continued professional development around digital citizenship, student safety and acceptable use policies. Participation in the D2L course on digital citizenship will be an expectation for all staff.
  • Inform students and parents of consequences for inappropriate use as stated in the AUP.

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula. Click here to see the ICT Program of Studies. 
  • Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.

Describe how the school will meet student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship:

Rosemont School will: 

  • Provide all students with direct instruction from a designated individual regarding authoritative resources available to CBE students. This instruction will be complemented by ongoing instruction from classroom teachers regarding curricular use of digital information. 
  • Additional resources pertaining to digital citizenship (websites and documents) will be provided to parents and students through the school newsletter and the school website.

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff professional development outcomes include: 

  • Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety.
  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning.
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship. 
  • Teachers are aware of the CBE Three Year Education Plan.

Describe how the school will meet staff professional development outcomes relating to digital citizenship:

Rosemont School will: 

  • Participate in “whole staff” training about digital citizenship as provided by Learning Services. Furthermore, staff will be enrolled in the online module for Digital Citizenship through D2L. 
  • Ongoing discussion and updating of training.

4. Student-Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include: 

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools.
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning.
  • Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. These include:
    • Keeping devices in a secure location at all times;
    • Devices are not to be used during recess or lunch;
    • Responsibility in case of loss, theft, or damage;
    • Technical support 
    • Devices may not be used to photograph anyone without their explicit permission and may only be used to relative to learning tasks.
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

Describe how the school will meet outcomes relating to student-owned devices:

Rosemont School staff uses the following protocol regarding the use of student-owned devices.

  • When using a student-owned device may be an appropriate learning tool, parents and teachers will discuss the purpose of the device at school and determine the parameters of its use to support learning.
  • Parents and students will agree 
    • that the safety and security of the device is the student's responsibility
    • in consultation with the teacher, on the appropriate place for it to be stored when not in use.
    • the school can not provide technical support for student-owned devices
    • it will not be used during recess or lunch
  • Students will comply with the same digital citizenship expectations when using student-owned devices as when using school-owned devices.

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include: 

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents. 
  • The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including:
  • Staff and student rights and responsibilities;
  • Student readiness criteria;
  • Liability in case of theft, damage or loss;
  • Impact on student learning.

Describe how the school will communicate this to parents:

At Rosemont School: 

  • Parents will be informed about the school’s digital citizenship plan through the school newsletter, postings and links on the school website, and at school council. This communication will include information regarding issues related to student-owned devices in school. 
  • Teachers, in consultation with parents, will be responsible for ascertaining whether the use of student-owned devices will match the educational context for the student.
  • All members of the Rosemont School community will abide by the following school acceptable use policy,

Rosemont School Acceptable Use Policy

Use our network to 

  • demonstrate your understanding of learning outcomes in creative and thoughtful ways.
  • learn how to communicate in the same manner that will be asked of you when you graduate and participate in the digital world.
  • share your achievements and excitement about learning with your parents.
  • demonstrate what you know, not what you don’t know.
  • support self-paced and just-in-time learning. Learn as you need to and learn thoroughly.
  • think critically and build information literacy skills.
  • explore the deep questions you have in relation to learning and life.
  • find rich and reliable sources of information that you will cite and share with others.
  • learn and practice digital etiquette in a compassionate manner.
  • have fair access to an electronic society so you are ready to participate fully in it when you graduate from our education system.
  • support your constantly growing understanding of new digital technologies - learn how to learn anytime, anywhere!
  • protect your privacy, safety, and freedom of thought - be responsible
  • protect the rights of others as well.
  • protect your own health and wellness - the Internet is a fascinating place and so is the non-digital world.

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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.​​​