Acceptable Use Policy

Each year, teachers discuss and review Rights and Responsibilities of Digital Citizenship with all students. In the Opening School Information Package each child receives a letter about Digital Citizenship and returnable blue sheet acknowledging they understand the expectations of Digital Citizenship.

Technology instruction is integrated into all curricular areas throughout the year and is accepted as an essential tool for teaching and learning at our school there is no set computer time in a lab, as teachers and students access technology when and where it is needed with our wireless network. The expanding infusion of technology into the instructional day truly enhances the learning environment. Students are much more engaged and learning is much more personalized when technology is accessed when it is needed and when it connects to learning. 

As we likely know from our own experiences with the digital world, past practices of restricting and controlling access to digital media are shrinking and with that trend comes the need to educate students on the ethical and responsible use of technologies. The term “digital citizenship” is used to define the important elements of the use of technology by everyone. As a CBE school, we are committed to the education and modeling of this practice for all users. For more information about themes of digital citizenship, visit this website.

At Royal Oak School, students will use digital technology for learning.
This means that we use technology to:
  • Find and think about information
  • Share our ideas and understandings
  • Learn from others
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Collaborate during inquiry
Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:
  • Playing games that are not teacher approved
  • Visiting on‐line sites that are not teacher approved (such as gaming sites, violent sites, and sites that are intended for adults only)
  • Visiting chat sites that are not teacher directed
  • Downloading software of restricted files
  • Sharing personal information about oneself or others without teacher consent
  • Intentionally damaging digital equipment of the network
  • Using cell‐phones during instructional hours
At Royal Oak School, students will use digital technology to communicate with others in a kind and respectful way. This means that:
  • We use good manners when interacting with each other on‐line
  • We respect each other’s privacy and the work of others
Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:
  • Using inappropriate and/or obscene language when communicating on‐line
  • Harassing, insulting, threatening or attacking others
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Taking photos without teacher supervision and approval
  • Taking someone’s photo and / or posting someone’s photo on‐line without their permission
  • Using someone else’s folders, work, or files and allowing others to use your folders, work, or files
  • Destroying other people’s work
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