The safety and security of students while online is a high priority in CFSD. Education and supervision are the most important things we can do to protect our students. All students in CFSD receive instruction on how to protect and conduct themselves responsibly when using online/digital resources. The majority of instruction is provided by classroom teachers and the Curriculum Technology Integrators (CTIs), although all staff is responsible for supervising and teaching the important topics around Internet safety.
Digital Citizenship is one of six educational technology standards that focuses on both appropriate and responsible use of technology. Two of the key concepts of digital citizenship are Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying. The need to talk about digital citizenship in CFSD has expanded with the inclusion of BYOD, social media, and the ever-expanding use of the Internet as an educational resource for learning. To this end, the Catalina Foothills School District has developed a comprehensive K-12 curriculum around digital citizenship with specific understandings about Internet safety and an emphasis on prevention of Cyber-bullying at each grade level.