Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

William Reid School Admirable Use Policy

The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies.

Students are encouraged to use technology to:

  • Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
  • Seek alternative viewpoints
  • Collaborate during inquiry
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Demonstrate understandings
  • Organize and manipulate data
  • Interact with others

Our Admirable Use policy positively describes the ways in which we would like to see students using digital devices and social media for learning. In addition, it describes inappropriate uses of digital devices and or our network within our school as per CBE regulations.

Students will use devices and/or our network to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of learning outcomes in creative and thoughtful ways.
  • Learn how to communicate in the same manner that will be asked of them when they graduate and emerge into the digital world of this century.
  • Share their achievements and excitement about learning with their parents. 
  • Demonstrate what they really do know instead of what they don’t know.
  • Support self-paced and just-in-time learning.  They learn as they need to and learn thoroughly.
  • Think critically and build information literacy skills. 
  • Explore deep questions they have in relation to learning and life.
  • Find rich and reliable sources of information that they will learn how to cite and share with others.
  • Learn and practice digital etiquette in a compassionate manner.
  • Have fair access to an electronic society so that they are ready to participate fully in it when they graduate from our educational system. 
  • Learn in a manner that will support constant growth in their understanding of new digital technologies.  Students will learn how to learn anytime anywhere!
  • Explore in a manner that reflects freedom of thought and protects their own and others’ privacy and safety. 
  • Learn in a manner that protects their own health and wellness. The Internet is a fascinating place and so is the real world.

The following activities are inappropriate for students or staff in CBE schools:

  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Using obscene language
  • Harassing, insulting, or attacking others
  • Intentionally damaging computer equipment or the network
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using other people’s folders, work, or files
  • Allowing others to use your account
  • Trespassing into other people’s folders, work, or files
  • Intentionally destroying other people’s work
  • Employing the CBE network for commercial purposes
  • Using electronic media for plagiarizing
  • Storing and using information for cheating
  • Intentionally wasting system technology on non-teacher-approved activities such as:
  • Playing games
  • Participating in non-teacher-directed “chat”
  • Participating in online gambling or other gaming activities
  • Downloading software or restricted files (e.g. Exe, Zip, mp3)
  • Installing software on any school computer
  • Excessive or inappropriate printing
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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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