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Digital Citizenship for BYOD

Part of the district's commitment to the vision that technology is integral for teaching and learning, a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) network connection has been made available on all of our campuses. In order to participate in the BYOD program, the Coeur d’Alene School District requires agreement to the Student Technology Use Agreement from the student technology main page.

The resources and materials below are provided to inform and guides students on issues that may be encountered during participation in the BYOD program and the digital community and help provide expectations for how students handle these issues.

Social Media and Cyberbullying

Being able to use your own device at school requires some attention to maintaining respect for how you and others wish to maintain personal image and privacy online. Although not accessible from school, social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow for instant and continuous access to others around you, so navigating these online communities safely and ethically takes more thought than we often believe.
View the video below and think of ways that you can protect yourself and your privacy while at school. 
Video courtesy of Net Literacy's Safe Connects website.
The Coeur d'Alene School District is fully committed to preventing and protecting students from bullying of any kind. Cyberbullying has become a hot topic in local and national news and is a concern when schools begin to allow students to bring and use their own devices. View the videos below and think about how you can use social media and personal electronic devices appropriately and responsibly and help prevent cyberbullying in your school. Also, think of ways that you can create a positive, welcoming environment at your school.
Video courtesy of the National Crime Prevention Council website.
Video courtesy of Cable in The Classroom's Teaching Digital Citizenship website.

Device Security

Bringing your own device to school is at your own risk. The Coeur d'Alene School District will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged devices. 
 
In order to keep devices safe, follow these safety tips:
  • Don't show off your device, it is to be used for learning activities only.
  • Don't make yourself a target, stay alert to what is going on around when using portable electronic devices in public.
  • Don't leave your device out in the open and walk away.
  • Enable location services, if available, on your device to speed up recovery time.
  • Record the device serial number, when new, to have in case of theft.
  • Report theft or damage immediately!

Data Security

One key element to using your own device in public areas and on public wifi networks is security of your data and personal information as well as that of those around you. Taking time to ensure that you secure your own files, passwords, and your hardware from outside threats not only keep you safe, but also helps keep others on the same network(s) safe as well. This is critical to being a responsible citizen of the digital world. As you view the materials below, think about ways you currently protect your data and personal information and how you might be able to increase your protection.
Video courtesy of Net Literacy's Safe Connects website.

Password Security

Other than keeping your computer/device safe from viruses, keeping your passwords secure is another way to ensure the security of your information. The signed agreement between all users and the district includes the statement, "Technology users must not use anyone else's log-in, user ID, or password or share a user ID with any other person." Such an action is a violation of the user agreement and will result in disciplinary action. Plus, it's a really bad idea!
When creating passwords, keep the following checklist in mind:
 
 My password has 8 characters or more. My password is complex and creative. My password mixes letters, numbers and symbols.
Video courtesy of Google's Teach Parents Tech website.
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