Digital Use Expectations for Students
October is Digital Citizenship Month
As a result of living during a pandemic over the last year and a half, it seems every aspect of our lives went online in some way. From remote school and work to virtual social gatherings, we have embraced the “digital way” of being with each other.
The six themes of our digital citizenship curriculum are more important than ever before.
- Media balance and well being
- Privacy and security
- Digital footprint and identity
- Relationships and communication
- Digital drama and hate speech
Every Kent School District (KSD) student in grades K-12 receives a district device (laptop, tablet, etc.) for learning. Students are expected to take care of their device and use technology responsibly.
Ask a Parent/Guardian to Sign the Device Agreement in Skyward
- Read the Device Handbook online to learn how to take care of your device.
- Have your parent/guardian follow the step-by-step instructions to electronically sign the Device Agreement in Skyward Family Access. This agreement only must be completed once for each student and will remain in place until the device is returned.
Be Responsible Online
- Learn how to be a responsible digital citizen.
- Use digital tools including your device and its camera for learning.
- Create a positive online presence and be a good digital friend by being kind and respectful to all.
Care for Your Device
- Keep the device clean without markings, stickers, drawings, etc.
- Store your device in a safe place and keep it in its case.
- Protect your device from food and drinks.
- Charge your device each night before school.
Save Your Files in OneDrive
- Your work will automatically save each time you open a file.
- Work on files with your peers and teachers at the same time.
- Open your files on any KSD device.
Ask for Help
- Ask your teacher and/or librarian if there is something wrong with your device.
- Find answers to frequently asked technology questions.