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1 Digital Citizenship Learner Accessible Wireless Network

2 What is Digital Citizenship? Responsible behaviour with regard to technology use. Understanding how to manage personal information Building safe online spaces and communities Being Internet savvy – using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way

3 Why Digital Citizenship? The Calgary Board of Education is committed to helping its students thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship, with an emphasis on both safety and ethical behaviour, is a key component of helping CBE students use the digital technologies available to their best advantage to reach their full potential as a student within the CBE and beyond. Media has truly become "the other parent" in our kids' lives, powerfully affecting their mental, physical, and social development. Raising and educating young people in today’s 24/7 digital media environment is one of the most exciting and daunting challenges that parents and schools face today. Working together, we can raise a generation of kids who become smart, responsible, and respectful digital citizens.

4 Components of Digital Citizenship 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society 2. Digital Commerce: safely buying and selling goods online 3. Digital Communication: the electronic exchange of information 4. Digital Literacy: the capability to use digital technology and knowing when and how to use it. 5. Digital Etiquette: the standards of conduct expected by other digital technology users.

5 Components of Digital Citizenship 6. Digital Law: the legal rights and restrictions governing technology extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioural expectations that come with them. 7. Digital Rights and Responsibilities: the privileges and freedoms extended to all digital technology users, and the behavioural expectations that come with them. 8. Digital Health and Wellness: the elements of physical and psychological well-being related to digital technology use 9. Digital Security: the precautions that all technology users must take to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their network Ribble, Mike and Bailey Gerald. Digital Citizenship in Schools. Washington, D.C. ISTE. Ribble, Mike and Bailey Gerald. Digital Citizenship in Schools. Washington, D.C. ISTE.

6 Digital Citizenship at Bel-Park Teachers have participated in digital citizenship training and have access to a variety of resources to help teach the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) outcomes. Teachers will review the AUP with their classes and have a copy posted in the classroom. Students will participate in lessons on various components of Digital Citizenship.

7 Digital Citizenship at Home: Resources for Parents on our School Webpage

8 L.A.W.N. (Learner Accessible Wireless Network) Allows students to connect their personal electronic devices to our school wireless network to support their learning.

9 Digital Citizenship/L.A.W.N. Process School Develops DC Plan Staff complete DC training DC Strategy communicated to parents/students Learner Accessible Wireless Network Activated Student-owned devices may be used.

10 Possibilities and Opportunities Use the internet to locate information, Internet access gives students their own link to educational programs and sites such as Tumblebooks, CBE e-library, Starfall, Bookflix, learnalberta.ca. Listen to music while working. Taking photos eg. Fieldtrips, Bowness Walk Approved Student-Owned Apps: DragonSpeak (record & communicate understanding) DragonSpeak (record & communicate understanding) Literacy or Math games Literacy or Math games

11 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Readiness A child is only ready for the technology when he or she can explain: 1.how their device works 2.how it will assist in their learning and when the electronic device is helping vs. hindering the student’s learning process and/or that of others. 2.how it will assist in their learning and when the electronic device is helping vs. hindering the student’s learning process and/or that of others. Ultimately, the teacher is the manager of the learning environment and the teacher decides whether the device is being used appropriately. Also, the SAME standards and norms that are set up in the physical world should apply in the online world. Ultimately, the teacher is the manager of the learning environment and the teacher decides whether the device is being used appropriately. Also, the SAME standards and norms that are set up in the physical world should apply in the online world. Participation is Optional There is no requirement for students to bring in a device. The school will still make available other network devices that assist with learning in which he or she can use. There is no requirement for students to bring in a device. The school will still make available other network devices that assist with learning in which he or she can use. The novelty of bringing in a portable handheld device is significant and should not take precedence over a students’ efforts to understand how these devices can be used to improve learning achievement. The novelty of bringing in a portable handheld device is significant and should not take precedence over a students’ efforts to understand how these devices can be used to improve learning achievement.

12 Student-Owned Devices The school will not provide your child with software to use on his/her device. As long as the device is wireless enabled and uses an internet browser for connectivity, users will be able to access the school’s network. All devices are subject to approval by the school and the individual teachers. As long as the device is wireless enabled and uses an internet browser for connectivity, users will be able to access the school’s network. All devices are subject to approval by the school and the individual teachers. As with any personal belonging that a student brings to school, the school will not be responsible for the students’ electronic devices being lost, stolen, or damaged. Students will only have access to the internet browser when connected to LAWN. There is no access to school-owned programs currently on school laptops and desktop computers. They are also unable to print from their own device. Safety Online 1. Classrooms will take part in lessons about online safety 2. Adult supervision in the classrooms 2. Adult supervision in the classrooms 3. Students are aware of the Acceptable Use Policy 3. Students are aware of the Acceptable Use Policy 4. The CBE network has a filtering system.

13 CBE Internet Filter Level I Blocked Sites include: BasicComputer Hacking Copyright Infringement Anonymizer Local Deny Pornography Weapons/Bombs Malware Spyware/Adware Phishing QuestionableIntolerance/Extremism Profanity Tasteless Violence SocietyCult BusinessOnline Auctions SexAdult Themes Lingerie/Bikini Nudity Sexuality HealthAlcohol/Tobacco Drugs (That promote the use of) RecreationGambling Games Mature Humor Internet Host Online Chat Web Search

14 Acceptable Use Policy Students and their parents must agree to follow the AUP and sign a copy prior to accessing the LAWN (Learner Accessible Wireless Network). The school can remove access for individual students unable to fulfill the Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources document.

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