Educators at BHUSD use Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship scope and sequence to help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. This program addresses real challenges for teachers and students to help schools navigate cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital dilemmas.
Topics covered in order to prepare students and strengthen school communities include:
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Cyberbullying & Digital Drama
- Digital Footprints & Reputation
- Self-Image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
BHUSD Families are encouraged to visit Common Sense Media to help them address important topics and have meaningful conversations with their children about making positive choices online and in real life.
Link to Connecting Families
ISTE Student Standard #2 reads: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
BHUSD Responsible Use Policy (RUP)
Grades 3 - 8
The District lets us use computers, other technology, and bhusd.com Google accounts so that we learn in creative, challenging, exciting ways. There is a set of rules, called the Responsible Use Policy, for how we use district technology and accounts. My parents and I signed that at the beginning of the year; this student-friendly version will help me understand my responsibilities.
- I am responsible for what happens to my district computer and accounts, so I will keep my password private (only parents and teachers can know my password), and I won’t let anyone else use my account or computer.
- I will use my district computer and accounts only for learning the kinds of information that I could share with my teachers and parents.
- Before I post anything online, I will remember that others can copy what I’ve shared, and share it with people I don’t even know. I will T.H.I.N.K. Is it…
- I will not take or post anyone’s photo without their permission. I will not post any photos to a public website without a parent or teacher’s permission.
- I will keep my personal information (name, address, or other identifying information) private.
- I will not use my computer or school account to make money.
- I will not hack into accounts or the district’s filter, download software without my teacher’s permission, or interfere with my computer’s settings or the district’s technology systems.
- I will not use anyone else’s account and won’t do anything to delete or change someone else’s computer files. I will only use another student’s computer when my teacher gives permission.
- If I ever see something online that makes me uncomfortable, or if I know about someone doing something wrong with a district computer or account, I will tell my teacher right away.
- I will follow copyright and fair use laws when using someone else’s ideas, pictures, or music in a project, including giving them credit.