When students are given permission to bring and use their device in school, it is vital that they understand the conditions under which they do so.
We are providing this sample student agreement to encourage a specific conversation to take place between the student and responsible adults. This agreement highlights some of the issues that school leaders have indicated are central to this type of conversation.
Note: the act of accessing the SHS computer network implies that the user is aware of, and agrees to abide by the code of behaviour statements contained in the DOE communications policy and the SHS BYOD Student Agreement.
Access the # Student BYOD Agreement # to see the terms and conditions it contains.
In making the shift to BYOD schools are enabling greater access to the online environment, this involves the need to revisit Digital Citizenship. The Digital Citizenship sites below contain information and learning activities for students, teachers and parents to help reassess their digital footprint and brush up on effective digital practice.
BYOD Student Responsibilities
Operating system and anti-virus:
- students must ensure they have a legal and licensed version of a supported operating system and of software. If applicable, students' devices must be equipped with anti-virus software
NSW DEC Wi-Fi network connection only
- student devices are only permitted to connect to the department's Wi-Fi network while at school, there is no cost for this service
Battery life and charging:
- students must ensure they bring their device to school fully charged for the entire school day. No charging equipment will be supplied by the school.
Theft and damage:
- students are responsible for securing and protecting their devices at school. Any loss or damage to a device is not the responsibility of the school or the Department
- a student's device may be confiscated if the school has reasonable grounds to suspect that a device contains data which breaches the BYOD Student Agreement
Maintenance and support:
- students are solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their devices
- students should ensure they are comfortable using their device during the school day particularly in relation to screen size, sturdy keyboard etc
- students are responsible for backing-up their own data and should ensure this is done regularly
- students and their parents/caregivers are responsible for arranging their own insurance and should be aware of the warranty conditions for the device