Calgary Board of Education

Internet Safety

Digital Citizenship at McKenzie Lake School

At Mckenzie Lake School students use the Internet as a resource to access key information for their projects. Students are instructed on Internet safety and are supervised by a school staff. At our school, teachers pre-assess Internet sites and the sites are accessed through the teacher’s personal webpage so most students do not go directly on the internet without going through this filter.

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program of studies requires that students achieve a number of learning outcomes relating to use of the Internet and information literacy. Three examples of general ICT outcomes are:

  • Students will critically assess information accessed through the use of a variety of technologies;
  • Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology;
  • Students will become discerning consumers of mass media and electronic information.

The Internet is an exciting and informative resource that enhances student learning. Technology is an intricate component of the 21st Century Learner.

To understand Calgary Board of Educations approach to Internet safety please visit:

Students in Grades 3 and 4 are given an information session on Internet Safety.

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Personal Electronic Devices - Parent Information

A wireless student network for Internet access using student owned personal electronic devices is being provided at McKenzie Lake School. The use of personal devices by students with the guidance of parents and teachers will assist in addressing individual student preferences and needs for learning.

LAWN. The focus of this project is on student learning and places responsibility on students for appropriate use and behavior. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to discuss the learning opportunities and the risks with their son or daughter.

What does this mean for our students? Teachers are allowing students to bring electronic devices into school and allow their use when it is educationally appropriate. This initiative represents a unique chance to personalize learning and enhance digital access to information, resources and web-based tools.

If students choose to bring their own devices to school they are responsible for security, damage, loss, and maintenance software updates, virus protection and charging. Teachers will exercise due diligence and establish guidelines that help the security of student devices. Teachers and schools are not expected to provide technical support for students. Please note this is an optional program and not mandatory.

Be assured that the content filtering that is normally used to filter inappropriate materials on the school’s Internet network will also be applied to the open access network.

This is a significant opportunity for students to personalize their learning. Thank you for your attention to this important information. For more information visit the Personally Owned Devices FAQ on the CBE website.

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McKenzie Lake School Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Devices

At McKenzie Lake School , Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Kindness are at the forefront of all we do. A part of our goal of citizenship, we wish to prepare children to be thoughtful and effective digital citizens.

1. At McKenzie Lake School School, students will use digital technology for learning.

This means that we use technology to:

  • Find and think about information
  • Share our ideas and understandings
  • Learn from others
  • Construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • Collaborate during inquiry

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Playing games that are not teacher approved
  • Visiting on-line sites that are not teacher approved (such as gaming, violent sites or too adult sites)
  • Visiting chat sites that are not teacher-directed
  • Downloading software or restricted files
  • Sharing personal information about oneself or others without teacher consent
  • Intentionally damaging digital equipment or the network
  • Using cell-phones during instructional hours

2. At McKenzie Lake School, students will use digital technology to communicate with others in a kind and respectful way.

This means that:

  • We use good manners when interacting with each other on-line
  • We respect each other’s privacy and the work of others.

Behaviours such as the following are not acceptable:

  • Using inappropriate and/or obscene language when communicating on-line
  • Harassing, insulting, threatening or attacking others
  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Taking someone’s photo and/or posting someone’s photo on-line without their permission
  • Using other people’s folders, work or files and allowing others to use your folders, work or files
  • Destroying other people’s work
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