Developing Digital Citizens
We are committed to encouraging our students to use technology and recognize the importance of establishing safe and appropriate practices. On a division-widebasis, we teach guidelines on how technology should be used appropriately, allowing our students to develop in a world where it serves human values, encourages creativity, protects ownership, and establishes the foundation for becoming a responsible digital citizen.
Digital citizenship is a term that summarizes important privileges and duties of every computer user. It is well presented on digitalcitizenship.net where author Mike Ribble divides it into nine elements referring to digital respect, education, and protection. Some of these principles are straight-forward and can easily be understood by students, while others require careful, professional guidance and sound understanding. All are important in making sure kids are safe.