Supporting Documents

Additional digital citizenship documents

This section is dedicated to any additional resources that we have created or found that could be useful for any educator (at the board or school level) as they implement digital citizenship within their organization. Some of these resources could be presentations or handouts that have been created by the Digital Citizenship Quebec Initiative, or from any educators who wish to share what they have created.


Policy Templates

Each organization dealing with the issues of digital citizenship is encouraged to have a policy or set of guidelines to help educators, students, and parents understand what is permitted and what is expected from all parties involved. Since each organization has its own unique set of circumstances, realities, and desired outcomes, it is suggested that you examine a few different policy templates that have been already created and then come up with one that meets your needs. This could be done with representatives from all parties involved to help make people feel that they have a stake in the process.

Alberta Education policy development guide

Digital Citizenship policy template from Netsafe.org in New Zealand 

Manitoba Education Acceptable use policies and ethics code 

Guidelines for creating acceptable use policies from the Kentucky board of education 

Australian government's holistic approach to cybersafety- policies and guideline



Cyberbullying is one component within the world of digital citizenship. In many areas of the world (including Quebec) it has a precise legal definition and consequences. We are not legal experts, but below are a number of great sources that can help you to better understand this issue.

Montreal Police on Cyberbullying and online safety

RCMP on Internet safety

Quebec's law 56 on cyberbullying-full text


Teaching Digital Citizenship: When will it become a Priority for 21st Century Schools? by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey

Media and Technology Habits of Candian Youth 2014