BYOD IPad Usage Policy

Rationale

Under the Western Australian Curriculum, it is expected that students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create, share and communicate information and ideas, solve problems, show initiative and work collaboratively across all the learning areas.  At Campbell Primary School we have researched current trends and best practice in ICT and our capacity to provide and deliver this now and in the future.  With this at the forefront we have decided to implement a 1:1 program starting in Year 5 and continuing in Year 6, to assist in individualising learning, which can increase independence and self-initiated learning in students and extend their learning beyond the classroom, providing students with every opportunity to meet their academic potential.

This policy is designed to enable students to use iPads and other technologies to enhance their learning in a safe, secure environment. It is also to help keep each device secure, working properly and used in a productive and appropriate manner.

Responsibilities of the Student:

General:

  • I will protect my iPad by always carrying it in its protective case.
  • I will bring my iPad to school clean and fully charged each day.
  • I will keep my iPad in my bag going to and from school and in a secure place when not used.
  • I will keep food and drinks away from my iPad.
  • My iPad is for my use. I will not let someone else use or borrow it at school.
  • If I am working in a pair or group with my iPad, we may use it as a group, but it will only be used with me in my group.
  • I will sanitise my hands before using my or a classroom iPad.
  • I will tell my teacher or parents about any accidents or breakages straight away.
  • If I can’t use my iPad, I still have to complete all of my work.
  • I am responsible for my iPad and making sure it is used safely and securely.
  • I will use a passcode on my iPad and I will not give my passcode to other students.

Using the iPad:

  • I will use my iPad to help my learning and not for entertainment while at school.
  • I will only use my iPad in class for the activity I am supposed to be doing.
  • I will not use my iPad for games, watching videos, use the internet or go on other apps unless my teacher or parent tells me to.
  • I will not use my iPad at school before the siren. I will not take it out for recess or lunch.
  • I will close all the apps on my iPad when I get to class in the morning.
  • I will turn off the iPad or screen and tell my teacher when something on my iPad is unsuitable or makes me uncomfortable.
  • I will allow my parents or teachers to check my iPad at any time. This includes how it is being used, the photos, other content, books and what apps are installed.
  • I agree that if I use the iPad in the wrong way or that there will be consequences for this, which may include having my iPad confiscated or losing the right to use it.

Digital Citizenship:

  • I will be cybersmart and cybersafe when using the internet.
  • I will not use my iPad for unsuitable uses, nor look up inappropriate material.
  • I will complete and follow the class Digital Citizenship course.
  • I will only use messaging or social media when I have permission from my parents or teacher.
  • I will follow all the class rules for how we treat each other when on a computer or iPad.
  • I will not bully anyone online and will tell the teacher if I see this happening.
  • I only take photos of other people when I have their permission.
  • I will follow the other rules for using the iPads that my teachers and parents set.

Student Agreement:

I understand and follow the BYOD iPad Usage Policy of the school. I will also follow the class rules and my parents and teachers instructions in using the iPads.

 

 

Student Name: _______________________________                             Date: _________________

Signature: ___________________________________

 

 

Parental Agreement:

I have read and agree to the BYOD iPad Student Usage policy for my child. I accept that there will be further rules and guidelines for my child and their iPad use set in class by their teachers and the school.

I also agree:

  • that the iPad is the responsibility of my child and our family and that the school takes no responsibility for the loss of, damage to or problems with the iPad.
  • Maintenance and costs associated with the iPad are the responsibility of the parents.
  • to have the iPad insured, or if we don’t insure it, that this is at our own risk.
  • that my child may lose the right to use the iPad if they do not use it appropriately and that if it is confiscated that I might be required to collect it from the school.
  • to work with the school in helping my child to become a 21st century learner and a productive, positive digital citizen.
  • that there will be other classroom rules and instructions that my child will need to follow in using, caring for the iPads.

 

 

 

Parent Name: __________________________________             Date: _________________

Signature: ___________________________________