Every teacher needs a cyber policy

Cyber Policy

Every classroom, and school for that matter, needs to have a living and responsive cyber policy that allows for changes based on the changing landscape of devices and societal trends. Technology can bring increased engagement and learning for many educators and students. However, it can also bring risks and ethical dilemmas for students.

Teachers may consider including the following behaviors in their program:
* Posting or participating in bullying or harassment (cyberbullying)
* Accessing inappropriate content
* Unwanted contact with strangers
* Posting or sharing personal information and passwords
* Using (or stealing) content owned by others eg images, music or videos
* Plagiarizing: taking ideas or information created/ owned by others without referencing their origin
* Using critical thinking skills when using the internet
* Accessing offensive or illegal content
* Seeking support from a trusted adult when there is an issue

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