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Technology: Digital Citizenship & Students

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is not only about cybersecurity and safety online but also about creating critical thinking citizens who can thoughtfully examine the ethical questions associated with humanity, especially in online spaces. At Mountain View School District, our Mission, Vision and Beliefs align with key Digital Citizenship values for every students and staff member.

1. Kindness First, Always

  • Let's be kind. We've all said something that didn't come out the way we wanted it to.
  • Bullying is never ok. If you see it happening, say something.
  • The way we say things is important. Use appropriate language and care when communicating.
  • Spreading rumors is not cool. Just don't do it.

2. Safety is Key

  • Teachers and staff will never ask you for personal information online and sharing this information with strangers is dangerous. Tell your teacher if someone asks you for personal information. Personal Information could be your name, address, school, grade, phone number and more.
  • Your password is only yours. Don't share your password with anyone (especially online).
  • Any apps shared by your teacher are vetted by MVSD and are safe to use. For a comprehensive list of vetted apps, please see the Vetted Apps List.
  • If you find a website or online space that seems dangerous or you are not sure, talk to a teacher or staff member. We do our best to protect students in various ways but it takes all of us to make sure we're safe.

3. Our Online World

  • Determine if what you see or read online is real. In a world of AI and photo editing, not everything we see online is real. Always consider the source.
  • See someone being mean? Say something.
  • Generative AI is only as smart as its average user. Always remember, you are smarter. You are more critical and you are the creator of change.

Responsible Use Agreement

As students utilize technology in the classroom, students are expected to follow Digital Citizenship guidelines and understand their responsibility in digital spaces. The Responsible Use Policy (RUP) outlines each students responsibility in using their technology, whether that's their hardware or the internet).

The PDF below is the Responsible Use Agreement provided to parents at the start of each year. Below the PDF are videos for our students to easily understand the main contents of the Responsible Use Agreement.

Helping Students Understanding the RUP (Grades TK - 2)

Helping Students Understanding the RUP (Grades 3 - 8)


Vetted Applications

Students have access to various applications which aim to support teachers in the classroom. As apps are developed, often for profit, MVSD has developed processes to vet apps for use by students. Only those which meet the qualifications that protect our students will be allowed.


ClassLink provides students access to all of their apps in one easy to locate place. Students may also bookmark their favorite sites and save passwords in their Launchpad for ease of access and good digital citizenship.


Students use Chromebooks on a daily bases in many cases. While some students take their Chromebook home daily, others use their Chromebook in class and remain in the classroom for charging each night.