Responsible Use Agreements
At UNIS Hanoi, we believe that digital citizenship is the responsibility of all members of the UNIS community. All students in grades 4 – 12 are required to sign a Responsible Use Agreement. These agreements form the backbone of our common understanding of what it means to be a responsible citizen in a digital environment. They are written as a series of positively formed statements to help students make responsible choices when interacting online.
Family Media Agreements
We encourage families to have candid discussions about expectations and responsibilities when it comes to media and screen time. Every family has a different set of dynamics, but a great place to start this discussion is with the Common Sense Media Family Agreements:
The Creative Commons is a great resource for both kids and adults. By copyrighting their work with CC licenses, artists are able to protect their work while also sharing with the world. We seek to educate students about how to search, use, and attribute Creative Commons media in their blog posts, class presentations, and elsewhere.
Leading a Balanced Lifestyle
We encourage all students to use self-management skills to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We believe that the Responsible Use Agreements and Family Media Agreements are key to this. In addition, software such as ManicTime and Cold Turkey can help give students and parents the tools they need in order to help make good decisions about computer use.