Digital Citizenship Understanding

Kangaroo Island Community Education aims to provide opportunities and support for our students to learn to become positive digital citizens. The following is a document of understanding for students.

Students’ Digital Citizenship Understanding

As a student, I will, in my actions and behaviour demonstrate:

Respect for myself.  This includes…

  • I will leave a positive digital footprint
  • I will be honest and trustworthy
  • I will think of consequences before I communicate
  • I will use appropriate language
  • I will keep my personal details private
  • I will protect my password(s)
  • I will seek the support of a trusted adult who I know personally if I experience problems or feel uncomfortable online
  • I will use the tools available to me for learning
  • I will keep my iPad updated and charged so that it is ready for use at school
  • I will securely store my iPad
  • I will backup my iPad
  • I will keep up-to-date with information sent to me

Respect for others.  This includes…

  • I will treat others how I want to be treated
  • I will not bully or tease
  • I will respect the privacy and personal details of others
  • I will ask permission before capturing, editing or publishing/sharing images, video, audio and work of others
  • If I have a problem, I will talk face to face with the person with whom I have a problem in a respectful manner
  • I will respect the efforts of other people to support the learning and behaviour of all students
  • I will allow staff to access and handle my personal technology to assist me and support appropriate use and behaviour

Responsible and lawful behaviour.  This includes…

  • I will respect all laws and the legal rights of others
  • I will behave in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of Kangaroo Island Community Education
  • I will behave in accord with my responsibilities to my family
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions

I accept that if any action of mine contravenes this agreement, or state and federal laws, the school will respond appropriately and in accordance with school procedures.

I acknowledge that the consequences of inappropriate behaviour and iPad / ICT use may include one or more of the following:

  • instruction to delete inappropriate apps or content
  • confiscation of my iPad
  • blocking or restriction of Internet and network access
  • cancellation of enrollment
  • notification of my actions to SAPOL and/or the relevant authorities

School Support

In support of appropriate student use of information and communication technologies (ICT), the school will:

  • Assist students to understanding and demonstrate appropriate behaviour and positive digital citizenship.
  • Provide:
    • in-class storage or lockers for iPads when not in use
    • an email account to support communication
    • controlled or filtered internet connection
    • storage for files on the school network
    • a log of internet access
  • Files saved on the school network are part of our back-up regime

In the case of inappropriate or unacceptable use:

  • The school will respond in accordance with our rules, policies and procedures
  • The accounts of users may be suspended
  • Appropriate law enforcement agencies and Government authorities may be notified