Riverhead School believes in a Digital Citizenship model for supporting safe and responsible use of the internet in a teaching and learning context. A vital part of fostering this culture is the support that is provided to students in their learning by the "guides" around them. One of the most important parts of this guidance is the modelling of good digital citizenship skills that young people observe in their day to day interactions.
Riverhead School defines a successful digital citizen as an individual who:
- is a confident and capable user of ICT
- uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural and economic activities
- uses and develops critical thinking skils 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
In line with this belief, we ask all staff, learners and volunteers to commit to using the internet and associated technologies in a safe and responsible manner by accepting a Responsible Use Agreement.
Access to the ICT services provided by the school may be withdrawn if a responsible use agreement is not signed.
Below are the documents relating to Digital Citizenship at Riverhead School.
Digital Citizenship Policy
Parental permission for use of images online.
Parent Contract for use of Digital devices
Student Contract for use of digital devices
"Bring Your Own Device" information (Yr 6-8 only)