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Digital Citizenship

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Both parents and teachers need to help students be good digital citizens. They both need to support students in using the internet in ways that are safe, responsible, and appropriate. They also help students follow the rules and act in ways that lead to effective digital learning. Click here to see the responsibilities expected of parents, students, and teachers.

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Student Responsibilities

Follow the rules

  • Follow all school and class rules for using technology

  • Act responsibly to all—both online and face-to-face

  • Collaborate in positive ways that help you learn

  • Use technology to support an inclusive school community

Stay safe

  • Only use accounts that belong to you.

  • Protect passwords—don’t share them with others

  • Don’t automatically save passwords on school devices

  • Don’t give out personal information online without your parent’s permission

  • Have permission from a parent before meeting anyone in person that you have met only online

Take care of things

  • Respect and care for both:

    • Student work (yours and your peers)

    • Devices

Take care of each other

  • Only download music, photographs, or video if you have permission from your teacher

  • Follow the owner’s instructions for use

  • If you don't know whether you can use something you found online, ask the owner for permission

  • Follow your teacher’s directions for fundraising online

  • See something that is inappropriate, threatening, or unkind? Here is what you can do:

  • Reach out to a trusted adult

  • Email

  • Call Respect for All at 212-374-2350

Students who do not act responsibly may face the consequences explained in the Discipline Code and Chancellor’s Regulations.

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