A concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital Citizendship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.
Do's: Student Device Etiquette
● Charge your 1:1 device at home nightly
● Bring your fully charged 1:1 device to school every day
● Conduct all communication in a responsible, ethical and polite manner. Appropriate language should be used in all communication at all times.
● Respect the district rules for Internet filtering and security measures.
● Use technology for school-related purposes only during the instructional day.
● Respect copyright laws and fair use guidelines and only download or import music, video or other content that is legally permissible by law.
● Make available for inspection by an administrator or teacher any messages or files sent or received to or from any location using your device. Files stored on district-owned technology are not private insofar as 13 they may be viewed, monitored or archived by the district at any time.
● Do not run with the device, or carry it around when open.
● Place the device securely on your desk, not hanging over the edge
● Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling device or touching the screen
● Use only your device, and keep it safe, secure and in good working order
● Follow the Mesa Public School Computer Ethics policy
Do Not's: Student Device Etiquette
● Don’t eat or drink while using the device
● Don’t mark, deface, or place stickers on your device.
● Don’t reveal or post personal information through communication with unknown persons on the Internet.
● Don’t attempt to override, bypass or otherwise change the Internet filters installed by
● Don’t use another person’s account or password, and don’t share your information
● Don’t loan out your device, leave it unattended, or leave it in a vehicle unattended
● Don’t leave your stylus on the table, always replace in the holder
● Don’t download and/or install any programs, files or games from the Internet or other sources. This includes viruses or other malicious software.
● Don’t attempt to locate, view, share or store any material that is unacceptable in a school setting.
The above guidelines and expectations apply to the student’s use of the device at school, home, and elsewhere.