Digital Citizenship

Sunnyside School Digital Citizenship Plan

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include:

  • The school has an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) modeled on CBE Administrative Regulation AR 6005 - Student Code of Conduct, and it has been communicated to students and copies have been provided to all parents.
  • Appropriate Information & Communications Technology (ICT) program 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 and parents through 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. See more information on 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

3. 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, including:
  • Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times
  • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage
  • Technical support
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms

4. How We Will meet These Outcomes 

  • Students will not be allowed to bring devices to school unless parents sign the consent form allowing use at school – for learning purposes only
  • Students will need to know how to use their device to enhance their learning – it is not the responsibility of the teacher to show the student how to use the device
  • The student will be responsible for the safe keeping of the device. If it is lost, stolen or damaged it is the responsibility of the student or parent to replace or repair it

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include:

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents. (See student agenda)
  • 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

6. How Parents Will Learn About Our Plan

Information will be shared in three ways:

  • Shared with School Council
  • Letter sent home
  • Information will be posted in the School Newsletter, on the Parent Information Bulletin Board and, on the Sunnyside School Website.
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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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