Digital Citizenship at Elizabeth Ballantyne believes in a model for supporting safe and responsible use of the internet in teaching and learning. Modelling what appropriate and responsible use looks like is an imperative aspect of digital citizenship when using technology within our learning. As a parent, you are an integral part of the digital citizenship development of your child. Please review the description of an Elizabeth Ballantyne digital citizen with your child and view the recommended parent links included in this booklet.
A Digital Citizen
- participates in positive educational, cultural, and economic activities using technology
- uses critical thinking
- is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
- uses technology to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways and maintains honesty and integrity while using technology
- respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
- respects and protects him/herself others, and intellectual property!
- practices online etiquette during online meetings
Netiquette (net + etiquette) is a code of conduct for online virtual classrooms to ensure that everyone has a safe and respectful online experience.
- Put yourself on mute unless you are asked by your teacher to teach.
- Use your real name during online meetings with EBS staff.
- Raise your “virtual hand” if you have a question and wait to be recognized when responding to a question or comment.
- Be respectful: It is not a time to chat with friends. Remember to use proper grammar and spelling, please and thank you.
- Choose a space that is free from distractions.
- Make sarcastic jokes: tone is hard to read online. Think before you type. Post things that you are comfortable with everyone seeing, including your teacher and parents.
- Type using all uppercase letters: It is often perceived as yelling and people will have a hard time taking you seriously.
- Abuse the chat box: Unnecessary chatting during class can be a major distraction to the teacher and the other students.
Links for Parents