Twizel Area School has adopted a new model for Digital Citizenship in our school. We recognise the importance of cybersafety skills, digital literacy and the Values and Key Competencies of the National Curriculum. Below are our key values and our definition of a New Zealand Digital Citizen.
Our school defines a digital citizen as someone who;
- is a confident and capable user of ICT
- uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
- uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
- is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
- is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively
- uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
- demonstrates honesty and integrity in their use of ICT
- respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
- contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship
All students and staff will sign a Responsible Use Agreement. Parents and caregivers will be asked to sign on behalf of their children up to and including Year 6. From Year 7, both students and parents/caregivers will sign the agreement and from Year 11, the student alone will sign. The school also has a policy and associated procedures which outlines in full the schools digital citizenship approach and how this supports teaching and learning. To view this document click on the link below.