Middle and High School Digital Citizenship Agreement

The Anglo-American School of Moscow believes that the Internet and digital devices offer vast, diverse, and unique resources to students, parents, faculty and staff to support their love of learning. Our goal in providing Internet access and utilising digital devices with students through our BYOD policy is to promote educational excellence by facilitating innovation, communication and collaboration. In order to meet our goal, users are expected to abide by and model the accepted Digital Citizenship Agreement, which includes but is not limited to:

Respect and Protect Myself and Others

I will respect and protect myself and others by making reflective, responsible decisions about my actions, including:

a. How my actions will impact other people’s feelings, reputations, and work; I will not flame, bully, stalk, hack or otherwise harm people or property, even as a joke.
b. Being mindful of my own and other people's public and private spaces; I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.
c. The impact the websites I visit will have on others; I will not support websites that are degrading to others, pornographic, racist or otherwise inappropriate.
d. How my actions make me appear to others, including: My online names and images, groups I start or join, personal information about me, my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships.
e. Reporting abuse and not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications.

Use Technology to Develop My Love of Learning

a. Exploring and utilizing relevant technologies.
b. Supporting the development of technology for learning in the AAS community.

Contribute as a Globally Aware Citizen

a. Respecting and protecting intellectual property rights.
b. Purchasing and registering all software, or using free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software. 
c. Not knowingly creating, uploading, or downloading computer viruses or other malicious software.

Failure to abide by the school’s Digital Citizenship Agreement may result in one or more of the following:

- Disciplinary action by the section Principal and/or Director of the school.
- The notification to the appropriate legal authorities for prosecution, if required.
- Responsibility for damages to all IT equipment, networks, and hardware or software systems resulting from deliberate or willful acts of vandalism.

Note: The Anglo-American School of Moscow monitors use of technology, including school resources and Internet.

This document was adapted from the Digital Citizenship AUA located at http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Digital+Citizen+AUA and is licensed by International School of Prague under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0.

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