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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Rights & Responsibilities


The framework below is in concordance with our numerous district policies, codes of conduct, as well as federal and provincial laws. It is important for all of us to read and understand these documents, found in the Reference section.

The Rights and Responsibilities framework is intended as a guide to support essential conversations about digital use, and help develop socially responsible competencies and dispositions in all members of our learning community. The intent of looking at both rights and responsibilities is to enhance an inclusive and respectful culture which promotes participation and active citizenship in each unique learning community.

The framework is divided under four key headings:

  • Privacy
  • Copyright
  • Use and access to information
  • Behavioural expectations when using digital tools in an educational setting



Privacy Rights

I have the right to:

  • Keep my personal information, including my image, private.
  • Develop my identity and to share it in the way that I choose.
  • Be assured that when I give my personal information it will be kept safe and only used in appropriate ways.
  • Correct any of my personal information that is inaccurate.
  • Have my personal information stored in Canada and nowhere else unless I choose for it to be.
  • Protection, if I report something.

Privacy Responsibilities

I have the responsibility to:

  • Take responsibility for my choices and actions.
  • Learn about and always be aware of the risks of sharing my personal information and images with others.
  • Not take someone else’s identity (e.g. use another’s password).
  • Not take pictures of others on school district property without their permission.
  • Report inaccuracies in my personal information.


Copyright Rights

I have the right to:

  • Be known as the author of works that I have created.
  • Use content, music, images, etc. for my personal and educational use.
  • State how others will use works that I have created and own.

Copyright Responsibilities

I have the responsibility to:

  • Acknowledge and respect the ownership of others over their works.
  • Respect the right of other authors to state how they want their works to be used.


Use and Access to Information Rights

I have the right to:

  • Learn, and communicate my learning.
  • Create new works.
  • Have an opinion and to express myself.
  • Access and use district resources.
  • Locate and share information.


Use and Access to Information Responsibilities

I have the responsibility to:

  • Seek out quality content and that will help me learn and/or perform my duties.
  • Use district resources for educational, school, and district related purposes (e.g. non‐profit).
  • Use no more than my fair share of district resources.

Behaviour Rights

I have the right to:

  • Feel safe and be respected.
  • Be protected from being hurt or mistreated in body or in mind.
  • Choose who I will associate with.

Behaviour Responsibilities

I have the responsibility to:

  • Respect the rights and freedoms of others.
  • Not hurt or mistreat others by what I create and share.
  • Treat others fairly and not harass, stalk, threaten, insult or attack others.
  • Report unsafe and inappropriate behaviour.


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828