STUDENT BYOD AGREEMENT

NSW Department of Education

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) STUDENT AGREEMENT

 

I agree that I will abide by the school's BYOD policy and that:

 

I will use the department's Wi-Fi network for learning.

I will use my device during school activities at the direction of the teacher.

I will not attach any school-owned equipment to my mobile device without the permission of the school.

I will use my own portal/internet log-in details and will never share them with others.

I will stay safe by not giving my personal information to strangers.

I will not hack or bypass any hardware and software security implemented by the department or my school.

I will not use my own device to knowingly search for, link to, access or send anything that is:

  • offensive
  • pornographic
  • threatening
  • abusive or
  • defamatory
  • considered to be bullying.

I will report inappropriate behaviour and inappropriate material to my teacher.

I understand that my activity on the internet is recorded and that these records may be used in investigations, court proceedings or for other legal reasons.

I acknowledge that the school cannot be held responsible for any damage to, or theft of my device.

I understand and have read the limitations of the manufacturer's warranty on my device, both in duration and in coverage.

I have read the BYOD Student Responsibilities document and agree to comply with the requirements.

I have reviewed the BYOD Device Requirements document and have ensured my device meets the minimum outlined specifications.

I have read and will abide by the NSW Department of Education Online Communication Services – Acceptable Usage for School Students.

 

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 Department of Education and Communities' 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.

Confiscation:

Students' devices 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.

Ergonomics:

Students should ensure they are comfortable using their device during the school day particularly in relation to screen size, sturdy keyboard etc.

Data back-up:

Students are responsible for backing-up their own data and should ensure this is done regularly.

Insurance/warranty:

Students and their parents/caregivers are responsible for arranging their own insurance and should be aware of the warranty conditions for the device.