Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship at Valley High

 

A good citizen is someone who upholds and respects the laws of their community, but also acts in an appropriate way. Good citizens respect moral and ethical guidelines and behaviors. They show care and concern for themselves, their neighbors and other members of their communities.

 

As citizens of the Jordan School District, students are expected to consistently conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to a productive learning atmosphere for themselves and their classmates. Students are expected to be attentive, cooperative, and industrious while in the classroom. Students must remember that possession and use of electronic devices on school property or at school-sponsored events is a privilege, not a right.

 

The good digital citizen applies the same ideals to the cyber-world. A digital citizen is a person who obeys all rules when using digital technologies, and acts with respect and care for themselves, others and property.

 

There are eight conditions or facets to being a good digital citizen of Valley High School.

 

1.      Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online. I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I post. I will not be obscene.

2.      Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online 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 behavior directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.

3.      Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to flame, bully, harass or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites, I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas.

4.      Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse, not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; and not visiting sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.

5.      Respect Intellectual property. I will request permission to use resources. I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc. I will validate information. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.

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

7.      Respect School Time. I will respect school time. I will only use electronics within the classroom in a way that enhances learning. I will ensure that personal electronics are only used to support classroom goals as defined by the instructor. I will show respect for others while using personal electronics.

8.      Protect School Time. I will protect school time. I will ensure that my use of electronics does not reduce any person’s ability to be attentive in class. I will ensure that my use of electronics does not diminish an instructor’s ability to teach. I will configure my electronic devices in a way that will not interrupt class in any way. I know that vibrate is not silent, and therefore, still distracting.

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Copyright Law  www.copyright.gov/titlw 17 
cyberbullying Online name calling can have serious emotional consequences for teens kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html 
Internet Safety National Criminal Justice Reference Service www.ncjrs.gov/internetsafety/ 
internetsafety101.org online Bullying www.internetsafety101.org 
Internet Safety - Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking Indicators of School Crime and Safety www.ncjrs.gov/internetsafety/cyber.html 
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