Every day our students are connecting, both on line and off line. In order to promote their online identities and behavior, it is important they understand who they are online is who they represent off line. Thus, as educators, we encourage students to make responsible, wise choices when connecting through social media and the online world.
In order to promote this responsible online behavior, the Digital Citizenship Committee, consisting of ICT teachers and school counselors, met last year to update the GWA Digital Citizenship and Acceptable Use Policy. Here, it is noted that a student’s digital footprint has an impact on their learning and overall well-being. Further, digital citizenship encourages responsible online and offline behavior both in and out of school.