Students at BJHS do not have school email addresses, nor do they have access to chat rooms, other social media sites, and phones are not used during school time. Consequences are in place for those who abuse these school rules. As a result, these have not presented in school issues related to digital citizenship and ethical use.
Digital Citizenship Resources at BJHS
- Information-Technology Skills Site (http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/mediateam/ ) See Electronic Searching. Many references to ethics, etc. Intended as a self teaching site and a site for students and teachers to learn information-technology and research skills.
- District Technology Plan (sections address digital citizenship, etc.) http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/school-board/files/2016/09/tech-plan.pdf
- District Technology Benchmarks (teachers integrate/teach these skills with curricula).
- Technology Proficiency Test: All 8th graders take the Technology Proficiency Test which includes an area for responsible and ethical use of technology. Study guide for test (PDF).
- Parent and student presentations by Mr. Cross. Each fall students review rules and expectations when receiving laptops. Parents/Guardians receive information during the laptop take home presentation meeting, each new year.
- BJHS library has many print and database sources on these topics.
- BJHS Student Digital Citizenship Rubric Digital Citizenship 2017-2018 – Rubric (PDF)
- All students are introduced to the BSD Acceptable Use and Laptop Policy: http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/services/technology-department/technology-policies/. BJHS Laptop Information forms: http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/bjh/technology/laptop-information/
- The Counseling Department conducts classes on some of these subjects. Personal and Social Development Lesson (PDF)
- Lessons from SASSAMM – Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine https://www.sassmm.org/training–education.html
- Last year there was an open invitation to parents/students to view the ScreenAgers video on the topic of cyberbullying. https://www.screenagersmovie.com
- Common Sense Media offers discussions, videos, etc. on digital citizenship. Most teachers are familiar with this site. https://www.commonsense.org/
- BrightBytes Survey results indicate that student knowledge of cyber safety, etc. is good. Information from the BrightBytes Survey may be found in the BSD Technology Plan. http://www.brunswick.k12.me.us/school-board/files/2016/09/tech-plan.pdf