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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.

The five principles are:
1.Intended Use
2.Security & Safety of Board Data
3.Responsible Resource Usage
4.Legal Compliance & Adherence to Board Policy
5.Ownership & Use of Data

Tips for all:

Think twice before you post online
Choose a better password or one others can’t guess
Use a two factor authentication
Technology has definitely changed our lives and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed with how we use it and how much our children should. Attached is an article on how to journey towards appropriate technology use at school and at home. Click the link to read Passport to Digital Citizenship. Passport-to-Digital-Citizenship-article

Some On-line language for parents to be aware of:
PAL – parents are listening
P999 – parent alert
SOS – someone over shoulder
PIR – parent in room
99-parents have stopped watching
LMIRL – let’s meet in real life

The HCDSB is committed to providing and maintaining safe and appropriate environments conducive to learning and working for all. Policy I-43 highlights the use of Technology and Digital Citizenship that supports the principles and expectations of the Board’s Safe Schools Policies (II-39, II-40) and our commitment to providing education that is distinctively Catholic, nurturing the call to love and serve by creating positive climates for learning and working. I-43 Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship

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Resources for Online Safety and Safer Internet Day – February 7th
Safer Internet Day –
CyberTip –
Need Help Now –

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