Category 5 of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students grades 6-8 focuses on Digital Citizenship with a definition as follows: “Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. a. Advocate and practice safe, legal and responsible use of information and technology, b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity, c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning, d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship” (ISTE Standards, 2007).
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Cobb County Students are accountable to District Administration Rule IFBG-R: Internet Acceptable Use when using CCSD technology resources, including BYOD. Deviations from the guidelines outlined are subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in said policy. Agreement between student/parent and designated school are made via the Online Technology Consent Form which is required for student use of CCSD technology resources. Students are expected to abide by the guidelines mandated within this signed agreement. Consent forms are housed at each students’ designated school.