Resources for Teachers
Administrative Digital Toolbox for Schools
Resource Package Summary
Part 1: Student Internet, Social Media, and Technology Acceptable Use Agreement
The first step when implementing strategies around technology is to refer to policy. Having an effective acceptable use agreement for students applies to the use of a personally-owned device such as a smartphone, computer, or a school-issued computer or mobile digital device while on school property. This also includes using a school’s internet connection, Wi-Fi, or network; any activity on the school’s internet connection, Wi-Fi, or school network is an extension of the classroom and subject to all school and district expectations and policies. This resource is designed to address the different aspects of what should be included or considered in the school policies.
Part 1.5: Example Student Internet, Social Media, and Technology Acceptable Use Agreement
This is an actual template of a school agreement that can be directly used or integrated into school policy. This document is designed to be sent home to caregivers to read with their child so they can review and sign it, then return it to the student’s teacher. This document clearly outlines both unacceptable and acceptable use of tech on school property and should form a part of a student’s school file. A clearly expressed outline of expectations and policies is the first step for all stakeholders. Feel free to copy, mark up, distribute to fit your needs.
Part 2: Recommendations on Use of Cellphones in Elementary, Middle, and High School
This document provides school administrators and teachers with our thoughts specific to the use of cellphones by students while at school.
Part 3: Problematic Behaviour Letter
As school administrators, there are those rare occasions where you may have to advise a parent of a student’s problematic digital behaviour while at school or on school property. Although speaking directly to a parent is the most desirable course of action to take, it may also be important to follow-up with a written document which memorializes your concerns and possible consequences to actions. It’s important to have a form that serves as a document trail to show due diligence on actions taken.
Part 3.5: Example Problematic Behaviour Letter
This section is a complete sample letter that can be sent as a general notice or to address specific individuals. Feel free to copy, mark up, and distribute to fit your needs.
Part 4: Sexting and Distribution of Intimate (Nude) Images
We also know that sexts don’t always stay public and are sometimes shown and shared on school property. Not only does this document bring to light the most current legal case law specific to this issue that every teacher should know, but we also provide administrators and teachers with a road map as to what to do if a student, or even a parent, comes forward and discloses that one of their intimate images has gotten leaked or is being used to extort them.
Part 5: Intimate Image Deletion Notice for Schools
In some cases, the exchange of intimate images between students is not criminally prosecuted. However, there are times were students need help and guidance from an adult such as a school counsellor, teacher, principal, or parent to have an intimate image deleted that they had consensually sent to another student. This document clearly outlines our “Deletion Notice” resource for students, when to use it, why it is effective, and how the document should be used.
Part 5.5: Intimate Image Deletion Notice for Schools Example
This is the actual Deletion Notice that should be served by a student to another student when it is reasonable and appropriate to do so. For those situations where a student no longer consents to intimate image(s) in possession of another student that were once mutually consented and still remain private.
Part 6: No! It Rude to Ask for A Nude: A Digital Tool for Teens to Fight Back
If there is one message we have heard loud and clear, it’s that the vast majority of teens are sick and tired of the number of requests they receive daily, mostly from peers, to send a nude. Just recently, a teen stated to us, “If we send a nude, we are labeled a slut by other girls. If we don’t, we are labeled bitches by the guys.” Given this feedback, The White Hatter team created a digital tool to help students deal with these unsolicited requests for an intimate image, especially from peers. Here’s our tool that teens can use to fight back.
Part 6: No! It Rude to Ask for A Nude: A Digital Tool for Teens to Fight Back Poster
An easy, printable paper-sized poster that directs student on how to download the “No! It Rude to Ask for A Nude” image to send to people who ask them randomly for a nude.