We support and safeguard students as they develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens in an environment that is safe, but that gradually broadens their experience. Schools, in collaboration with students and parents, establish guidelines for appropriate use of the internet through their school's digital citizenship plan and the appropriate filter level for the school context.
Our schools use Web 2.0 tools to help students develop a deep understanding of both the benefits and the responsibilities of working in a truly connected and collaborative way. Active and productive members of the global community must learn to practice what it means to be good digital citizens.
Digital Citizenship (DC) in our schools is about having the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to demonstrate responsible and respectful behaviour when using technology or participating in digital environments.
We are committed to preparing our students to thrive in the 21st century. Digital citizenship is key to helping CBE students learn to use available technology responsibly to enable them to reach their full potential as learners.
Each CBE school is required to have a digital citizenship plan that is updated annually. The plans address how a school will work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.
Media Smarts resources are useful for K-12 students in developing their digital literacy and digital citizenship skills. CBE students have access to:
Please contact your teacher to access these resources, or check out Media Smarts' publicly available resources.
Web 2.0 refers to online apps that focus on:
- social networking
- online collaboration
Examples include: educational games, media, news, wikis, and blogs. These tools can help increase student engagement, personalize learning, and make real-world connections.
Web filtering (content filtering) is a system that provides safe access to internet content. Inappropriate or unsafe content may be blocked: some content is blocked for all users, and other content may be suitable for older students but not for younger ones. Each school principal works with their school community to determine the best web filtering level for their school. Content filtering also helps to protect against computer viruses, malware, adware, and other information security risks. You can contact your principal for more information if you have questions about the filtering policy in place for your child’s school.