Kohia Terrace School supports a Digital Citizenship model for the promotion of safe and responsible use of technology.
The Board recognises that by fostering a culture of successful digital citizenship in our students, staff and our wider community we are encouraging everyone to take responsibility for themselves and others in their use of ICTs. This allows us to harness the potential that technology brings to the teaching and learning process, while minimising the risks and learning to effectively respond to the challenges we may experience while using them in a learning context.
The Board is aware that preparing our students to make effective use of ICTs is an important part of their preparation for participation and contribution in society today and into the future.
It is our belief that we must prepare our students to actively participate in the world in which they live. It is clear that a key skill in this new world will be their ability to participate as effective digital citizens. An important part of learning these skills is being given the chance to experience the opportunities, and the challenges presented by technology in a safe, secure and nurturing environment, where clear, effective guidance can be sought as students and teachers learn.
All students, and staff are required to sign a ICT User agreement which outlines the school's expectations for ICT use at school. Students in Years 5 - 8 also have the option to bring in a device from home - there is also a BYOD agreement that has to be signed if this is the case.
Related Procedures & Documents
ICT User Agreement (Year 1 - 3)
ICT User Agreement (Year 4 - 8)