Russell Street School believes in a Digital Citizenship model for supporting safe and responsible use of technology and using the Internet in teaching and learning.  An important part of this is that we are able to show others what responsible use looks like while we are using technology in our learning.

We think a good digital citizen is someone who;

  • is a confident and capable user of ICT
  • will use ICT for learning as well as other activities
  • will think carefully about whether the information they see online is true
  • will be able to speak the language of digital technologies
  • understands that they may experience problems when using technology but can deal with them
  • will always use ICT to communicate with others in positive ways
  • will be honest and fair in all of their actions using ICT
  • will always respect people’s privacy and freedom of speech online
  • will help others to become a better digital citizens.

The characteristics of a successful digital citizen closely align to a lot of our school’s values and are driven by our vision of Empowering Agency, Innovation and Leadership.

Because we know this is important for us all, we ask everyone, the staff, students and volunteers working at the school to agree to use the internet and other technologies in a safe and responsible way by following the rules laid out in this Responsible Use Agreement.

If someone cannot agree to act responsibly, or the things that they do mean that other people are being harmed, then we might stop them from using the Internet or other technology at school.

Please can you fill out the form below with your child so that you are aware of the ways we expect them to act when using digital technology within and outside of the school.

Digital Citizenship Student/Parent Agreement

Digital Citizenship Student/Parent Agreement