Digital Citizenship

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 A.R 1062, A.R. 6005, A.R. 6006 and it has been communicated to students by their classroom teacher. This policy is to be reviewed, signed by both student and parent and returned to school.

  • Appropriate Information and 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. (Please refer to the Tuscany Digital Citizenship Acceptable Use Policy)

At Tuscany School, the following provisions ensure student safety:

  • Tuscany School has an Acceptable Use Policy;

  • Teachers/staff will teach and review, on an ongoing basis, the Tuscany School’s Acceptable Use Policy with students;

  • Teachers will infuse the appropriate ICT Outcomes relating to digital citizenship and student safety into core subject areas;

  • Teachers will provide ongoing direct instruction on identifying appropriate and useful information when using the Internet as well as what to do if a student should come across something deemed inappropriate;

  • Teachers/staff will supervise students while they are using any computer or device that accesses the Internet.  Students accessing the Internet will know that laptop and computer screens must be in view of the supervising staff member;

  • The use of the CBE Internet filter system to ensure students have access to appropriate websites.

Consequences for inappropriate use are determined on a case by case basis.  School Administration, IT, and Parents will be in consultation regarding the consequences of student inappropriate behaviour.

2.  Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

  • ICT Outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula.

At Tuscany School, the following provisions ensure student learning:

  • Utilizes technology as an essential component;

  • An integral part of the planning process at Tuscany School includes the infusion of technology into instruction;

  • Technology is being embedded in appropriate curricula in a variety of ways to enhance learning;

  • Appropriate website links related to a variety of topics are available to students to direct younger students to information that they will find useful;

  • Students will learn to evaluate the quality of material and information being accessed and used for learning purposes;

  • Provision of various forms of technology, including but not limited to desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile devices, tablets, digital cameras, document cameras, SMART Boards;

  • Education for teachers and students on how to effectively use the available technology.

3.  Staff Professional Development

Staff professional development outcomes include:

  • Ongoing sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom;

  • Establishment of a collaborative learning environment where all participants, teachers and students, have the opportunity to act as learners and teachers;

  • Participation in external and/or internal professional development opportunities, such as webinars;

  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning;

  • Teachers will work closely with the school Admin Team to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students.

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 their devices in a secure location at all times;

    • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage;

    • Personal devices connected to the CBE wireless network are subject to the CBE internet filter system;

    • Used at appropriate times during mutually agreed upon times by the students and teachers.

5.  Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include:

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents through the school website

Limited Cell Phone Use 

Cell phones should be turned off at all times when in the school unless used for instructional purposes. Students’ cell phones are to be kept in their backpacks at all times during instructional hours. Absolutely no pictures or videos of students or school activities should be taken using cell phones without teacher direction and approval. 

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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.​​​