Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

Our Digital Citizenship education is designed to help our students to become responsible, literate, safe, ethical and respectful when working online. These themes will be built upon through lessons and activities from Kindergarten to grade 12.

At the beginning of each year, parents and students are asked to sign the Computer Safe & Acceptable Use Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity applies to the use of technology whether students are at school or home.

Primary Grades

In the early years (JK/SK) and primary grades (1-3), students are taught to understand the importance of being safe online. Protecting private information, standing up to cyberbullying, showing respect for self and others and learning to balance the time spent online are some of the themes that may be explored. Students will also begin to conduct basic internet searches for information using websites selected by teachers.

Student Resources

Videos

Activities

Safety Game

Safety Quiz

Games and Activities

Parent Resources
 Video
 Tips
 Family Tip Sheet: Common Sense on Smart Searching

Junior Grades

In the junior grades (4-6), students learn online safety and search skills necessary to find and evaluate information. Protecting private information, standing up to cyberbullying, showing respect for self and others and social media awareness are some of the themes that may be explored.

Student Resources
Videos

Activities

Digizens

Webonauts

NS Teens

Digital Passport

Parent Resources
Video
Tips
How to Search the Internet Effectively

Intermediate Grades

In the intermediate grades (7-8), programming continues to include online safety and appropriate sharing on social media platforms. Students learn how to effectively evaluate the validity of information found online and how to properly cite sources.

Students Resources
Videos

Activities

To Send or Not to Send

What Type of internet user are you?

YouTube Copyright School

Where are you headed? 

Parent Resources
Video
Tips
Common Sense on Digital Life: Parent Tip Sheet

Senior Grades

In the senior grades (9-12), responsible use of content continues to be a theme. Students are also taught about the lasting effects of our digital footprint, as well as how to investigate academic integrity, critically evaluate information and avoid plagiarism.

Student Resources

Your Connected Life: A Teen's Guide to Life Online

 

Videos

Activities

Privacy: Can You Keep it Private?

Plagiarism

Artical Comparison: Article 1 vs. Article 2

 

 

Parent Resources
Video

Tips
Digital Citizenship Resources for Parents

 

For more information, see the Government of Canada's Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents.

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