Regina School Board
Protecting Regina Students Online
The Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools policy and strategy exists to support students in developing responsible and appropriate online behaviour.
However, one area that seems lacking in this strategy is the protection for our children while they learn to become good digital citizens and discern what is helpful and what is exploitative online. While we want children to learn to make good choices, this responsibility cannot rest on them alone.
Children ages 7 to 13 are especially vulnerable to being targeted by predators online. One of the main access points for predators to these children is through social media. As most social media sites require children to be 13 years to establish an account, and children in elementary schools are under the age of 13, we feel it’s reasonable and prudent to ask all elementary schools to block access to social media sites on their WiFi and computer terminals.
Help us ask the Regina School Board to make this change by sending them an email through this form.
You’ll also be able to email the Minister of Education, the Education critic, and your MLA asking that they amend the Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools policy and strategy to provide for protection while ensuring progressive guidance to responsible digital citizenship.