BYOD Policy

What is BYOD?

BYOD will assist students in developing digital literacy, fluency and citizenship while preparing them for the high tech world in which they will live, learn and work. Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to a system in which students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. The device would generally be either a laptop or tablet. The school can provide the ability to connect compatible devices to a filtered internet service.

Key Points

  • All students that bring their own device to school will be bound by usage agreements under DEC policy. This policy can be found on our school’s website.

  • Teachers should encourage and facilitate the use of students’ devices in their classrooms where they deem appropriate. Use of students’ own devices in class is, however, at the sole discretion of the teacher.

  • Mullumbimby High School does not accept any liability for the theft, damage or loss of any student’s device. Students who bring their own devices onto school sites, do so at their own risk. Highly expensive devices are discouraged. It is recommended to have a protective case or cover for your device.

Mobile phones will not be part of the BYOD program. These devices are capable of unfiltered internet connections over 4G, are difficult to type with and provide distraction from learning activities. Use of mobile data to bypass web filtering is not allowed.