Digital Citizenship

Western Heights Digital Rights and Responsibilities

1. I have the responsibility to Respect Myself. 

I will think about what information about myself I share on the internet and on ICT devices.                                                                                          I will not write rude, mean or silly things on internet posts or ICT devices.                                                                                                                       I will remember to save all posts written to the internet and not publish them unless given permission by a teacher.

2. I have the responsibility to Protect Myself. 

I will not share my personal information or contact information.                                                                                                                                          I will keep my passwords secret and not add any new passwords without talking to a teacher.                                                                                                         If inappropriate material appears on screen  I will close the device or turn it off at once, and then I will tell a teacher or responsible adult.

3. I have the responsibility to Respect Others. 

I will say and write kind and thoughtful things about others on my devices.                                                                                                                      I will respect people and not share information that is not mine to share.                                                                                                                                I will not show others how to do inappropriate things  or find inappropriate information and will tell a teacher if I see anyone looking at or sharing rude, mean or silly information (words and pictures).                                                                                                                                                         I will not use online accounts belonging to other persons - even with their permission.                                                                                                  I will not delete work, applications, accounts or information that is not mine to delete.

4. I have the responsibility to Protect Others. 

I will look after others by telling the teacher if I see or hear any inappropriate messages, pictures or words on the devices.

5. I have the responsibility to Respect Intellectual Property. 

I will ask permission to use ideas and pictures.                                                                                                                                                                  I will not copy other people’s work.                                                                                                                                                                                     If I want to use a person’s idea I will ask them first.                                                                                                                                                              I will share where I found my information and who owns it.

6. I have the responsibility to Protect Intellectual Property. 

I will not download any (free or paid) apps onto a school device.

I understand that using the ICT tools (iPads, iPods, computers, phones and cameras) at our school is a privilege which must be respected.

I understand that connecting to our school’s network and our school’s internet account on the ICT tools is a privilege which must be respected.

By signing this document, you receive the right to use ICT tools in the classroom and you accept the responsibilities listed above. 

I, ________________________ agree to the digital responsibilities above and accept that failing to follow these responsibilities will mean my right to use ICT tools may be removed and/or my right to access the school’s network and/or internet account may be removed. Restorative justice applies.

Digital Citizen

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