Equitable Connectivity Is a Critical Foundation

Providing equitable digital access to all learners is a critical foundation for their success in learning and life. However, providing this access comes with a great responsibility to help young people learn to be safe and responsible in their online activities. It also comes with a duty to build healthy habits, such as using technology to encourage curiosity and solve problems, as well as seeking help from a trusted adult when something goes wrong. Creating the conditions for the safe and effective tech use in schools requires both technical policies and establishing appropriate behavior expectations for students.

Setting Technical Conditions for Success

While this guide focuses primarily on the creation of effective Responsible Use Policies, it’s important to note that there are also technical protections that schools should have in place to protect students from harm.

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