The BJS School On-Site Device Protection Policy for Pupils outlines guidelines and responsibilities to ensure the safe and responsible storage and use of electronic devices within the school premises.
This policy aims to create a secure and productive digital learning environment while emphasizing the importance of safeguarding devices, personal information, and the overall well-being of pupils.
2. Authorized Devices
2.1 Only school-issued electronic devices or devices with explicit permission from the school administration are allowed for use on the school premises.
2.2 Personal devices are allowed with prior teacher approval for educational purposes only. Such devices must adhere to the same guidelines as school-issued devices.
3. Responsible Device Use
3.1 Pupils are expected to use devices exclusively for educational purposes during school hours.
3.2 Devices should not be used for any unauthorized or inappropriate activities, including accessing explicit content, cyberbullying, or engaging in online gaming during class time.
3.3 Pupils must follow teachers’ instructions regarding device usage during lessons and assignments.
4. Device Security
4.1 Each pupil is responsible for the security and care of their assigned device.
4.2 Devices must be stored securely in designated areas when not in use to prevent theft, damage, or unauthorized access.
4.3 Pupils must keep their device passwords confidential and avoid sharing them with anyone.
4.4 Lost or stolen devices must be reported to the school administration immediately for appropriate action.
5. Personal Data Protection
5.1 Pupils must respect the privacy of others and refrain from accessing or sharing personal information without proper authorization.
5.2 Pupils should only access their own files and accounts on school devices and avoid attempting to access others’ information.
6. Internet and Network Usage
6.1 Pupils should use the school’s wireless network for educational purposes only.
6.2 Accessing inappropriate or non-educational content, as well as attempts to bypass network security, are strictly prohibited.
6.3 Pupils must use the internet responsibly, adhering to guidelines set by teachers and staff.
7. Device Maintenance
7.1 Pupils must keep their devices clean and free from any stickers or modifications that may damage them.
7.2 Devices should be used on flat and stable surfaces to prevent accidental falls and damage.
7.3 Pupils are responsible for charging their devices at home to ensure they have sufficient battery life for the school day.
8. Consequences for Violations8.
1 Any violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary actions, which may include loss of device privileges, parental notification, and additional consequences determined by the school administration.
9. Reporting Violations
9.1 Pupils are encouraged to report any violations of this policy to their teachers or school staff.
10. Policy Review and Updates
10.1 This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and relevance.10.2 Any necessary updates or revisions to this policy will be communicated to pupils and parents in a timely manner.
By adhering to the BJS School On-Site Device Protection Policy for Pupils, pupils contribute to the creation of a secure and focused digital learning environment. This policy aims to instil responsible device use and foster a culture of respect, safety, and effective learning within the school community.