The purpose of this Device Protection Policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for the responsible and secure use of electronic devices within BJS School in Lagos, Nigeria.
This policy aims to ensure the safety, security, and optimal functionality of devices while fostering a productive and safe digital learning environment.
This policy applies to all students, teachers, staff, and any other individuals granted access to BJS School’s electronic devices, networks, and systems.
3. Device Usage Guidelines
3.1. Authorized Devices
Only authorized electronic devices, such as school-issued laptops, tablets, or smartphones, may be used on the school premises and within the school’s network. Personal devices may be used with permission from a teacher or staff member for educational purposes only.
3.2. Responsible Use
All users are expected to use electronic devices responsibly and in compliance with the school’s code of conduct, ethical standards, and applicable laws. Devices should be used for educational purposes and not for unauthorized or inappropriate activities.
3.3. Software and Applications
Users must only install and use software and applications approved by the school administration. Unauthorized downloading or installation of software is strictly prohibited.
3.4. Data Privacy
Users must respect the privacy of others and refrain from accessing, sharing, or distributing personal information without proper authorization. This includes protecting sensitive student and staff information.
4. Device Security Measures
4.1. Password Protection
All devices must be protected with strong, unique passwords or biometric authentication and casing. Users are responsible for keeping their passwords confidential and not sharing them with anyone.
4.2. Device Updates
Devices must be kept up-to-date with the latest operating system and software updates to ensure security patches are applied promptly.
4.3. Anti-Malware and Security Software
All devices must have up-to-date and reputable anti-malware and security software installed to prevent malware and unauthorized access.
4.4. Lost or Stolen Devices
Users must report lost or stolen devices immediately to the school administration. The school will take appropriate action to locate, recover, or remotely wipe data from the device to prevent unauthorized access.
4.5. Remote Access and Monitoring
The school reserves the right to remotely access, monitor, or manage devices for security, maintenance, or educational purposes.
5. Network Usage
5.1. Wireless Networks
Devices should only connect to the school’s authorized wireless networks. Connecting to other networks without proper authorization is prohibited.
5.2. Internet Usage
Internet access should be used for educational purposes. Accessing inappropriate, offensive, or non-educational content is strictly prohibited.
5.3. Bandwidth Consideration
Users must be considerate of network bandwidth and refrain from activities that could negatively impact the network’s performance for others.
6. Consequences for Violations
Any violation of this Device Protection Policy, code of conduct, or ethical standards will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include loss of device privileges, parental notification, and other actions as determined by the school administration.
6.2. Reporting Violations
Users are encouraged to report any violations of this policy to a teacher, staff member, or the school administration.
7. Policy Review and Updates
This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its relevance and effectiveness.
Any necessary updates or revisions to this policy will be communicated to all relevant parties in a timely manner.
You, the parent or guardian, are ultimately responsible for your child’s device including a protective casing for the device.
Please, there is no need to compare them in the community and there is absolutely no need for Okada riders and taxi drivers to be aware of the content of your child or children’s bag.
BJS will investigate any incident involving a device on the school premises and reserve the right to not participate in any incident outside of the school premises if there are any form of aberrations from our Data Protection Policy.
By adhering to this Device Protection Policy, the BJS School community aims to create a secure and conducive digital learning environment that promotes responsible device usage and ensures the safety of both individuals and information.