Digital Citizenship in BYOD
Both as citizens of Canada and of the digital world, we have rights and responsibilities.
How can you help your child be a responsible digital citizen?
- Get to know and learn how to use the services and Web sites your child uses.
- Teach your child to keep their usernames and passwords private.
- Teach your child when, where, and how to use digital communication methods and lead by example.
- Teach your child that he / she needs to ask permission before taking and / or posting photos and audio / video recordings.
- Reinforce with your child that some material online belongs to others and cannot be used without permission and without giving credit.
- Help your child understand that once sent, digital messages can never be erased – they need to consider long-term consequences
- Try to get to know your child’s “online friends”
- Encourage your students to think critically by considering multiple sources of information and the reliability of these sources.
Resources and References:
- Family Contract for Digital Citizenship
- Parent Handbook on Learning with Information and Communication Technology
- Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents
Students need to:
- adhere to school rules and acceptable use policies related to the use of personal devices;
- protect their privacy by password protecting their personal devices and by keeping all passwords private;
- show respect when working with others;
- follow guidelines to help keep them safe when communicating electronically;
- ask permission and give credit to authors when they want to use their work;
- evaluate online resources for accuracy, reliability, currency, comprehensiveness, trustworthiness, security, etc.;
- use technology at the right times and in the right places;
- bring their device to school and class each day, ensure it is fully charged each night and can connect to the Internet