Appropriate Uses & Digital Citizenship

While working in a digital and collaborative environment, pupils should always conduct themselves as good digital citizens by adhering to the following:

Respect Yourself

I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select on-line names that are appropriate. I will use caution with the information, images, and other media that I post on-line. I will carefully consider what personal information about my life, experiences, or relationships I post. I will not be obscene. I will act with integrity.

Protect Yourself

I will ensure that the information, images, and materials I post on-line will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details, or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at me while on-line to an adult. I will protect passwords, accounts, and resources.

Respect Others

I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic media to antagonise, bully, harass, or stalk people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites: I will not visit sites that are degrading to others, pornographic, racist, or inappropriate. I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas.

Protect Others

I will protect others by reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications. I will avoid unacceptable materials and conversations.

Respect Intellectual property

I will request permission to use copyrighted or otherwise protected materials. I will suitably cite all use of websites, books, media, etc. I will acknowledge all primary sources. I will validate information. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.

Protect Intellectual Property

I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will purchase, license, and register all software or use available free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. I will purchase my music and media and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.


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