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BYOD FAQ (Concerns & Common Questions)

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Please read the below concerns and common questions if you need any clarification around Lansvale Public Schools BYOD policy and procedures.

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[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”Device” align=”Left” title_size=”Small” use_italic=”No” samba_show_line=”No”][prk_accordion title=”I’m worried about the cost of a device for my child.”]As an educational institution, Lansvale Public School has negotiated a Family Funded Program with Apple in order to provide discounted prices for families. You can access our Apple Family Funded Program website by clicking on the big apple button on this page.

We are also negotiating a deal with JB HiFi Education in order to supply parents with non-Apple devices at a discounted price. JB HiFi will also be offering a financing program for those parents who are unable to afford a device upfront.

At Lansvale Public School we also offer students the ability to borrow a device from the school for the school year if a student is unable to afford their own device. The use of this device depends on the student signing a contract that contains guidelines for the purchasing of apps, liabilities for device damage etc.[/prk_accordion][prk_accordion title=”I’m worried about my child’s device being lost, stolen or damaged.”]Loss & Theft of Device

As outlined in our school BYOD policy, students are required to keep their devices in their bags at all times before school, and their bags are not allowed to leave their backs. When devices are not in use during class time, devices are securely locked in a provided cabinet, or in the class storeroom, with teacher only access. Students are not allowed to take their devices out of their classrooms at lunch time. After school, the same policy as before school applies, students must keep their devices in their bags, and their bags must remain on their backs until collected by parents or arriving home.

Damage of Device

We encourage parents to consider purchasing sturdy covers for their child’s device. Whilst we take every precaution to prevent student devices being damaged, occasionally accidents happen. Lansvale Public School and its staff take no responsibility for damage to a device either at school or in travel to and from school.[/prk_accordion][prk_accordion title=”How secure is my child’s device while at school?”]Devices are only ever used under teacher supervision. When students are not using their devices, or during lunch or recess time, devices are locked in their classroom device cabinet or class storeroom.[/prk_accordion]

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Student spelling homework is still completed on paper, along with various writing peices in class.[/prk_accordion][prk_accordion title=”I’m worried about my child using their device for applications and/or websites not related to school work.”]Students are monitored at all times by their classroom teacher while using their devices. Lansvale Public School also implements website blocking software to prevent students from accessing any inappropriate or irrelevant content.

Students must also agree to the NSW Department of Education’s Online Communication Services: Acceptable Usage for School Students policy before being granted access to the school internet.[/prk_accordion]

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Lansvale Public School implements the NSW Department of Education website filtering which prevents all students from accessing inappropriate content whilst at school. In order to ensure that students have no way to circumvent access to this content at school, we require that all devices that have cellular data access have their SIM cards removed before bringing the devices to school.

Students must also agree to the NSW Department of Education’s Online Communication Services: Acceptable Usage for School Students policy before being granted access to the school internet.

At Home

Lansvale Public School can not ensure that students do not access inappropriate content at home. We recommend that parents make every effort possible to supervise their child at home, and implement appropriate strategies such as not allowing students to use their device in their bedrooms / after a certain time in the evening.[/prk_accordion][prk_accordion title=”I’m worried about Internet Safety, Bullying and the use of Social Media in the BYOD classroom.”]Lansvale Public School implements the NSW Department of Education website filtering which prevents all students from accessing inappropriate content (including social media) whilst at school. In order to ensure that students have no way to circumvent access to this content at school, we require that all devices that have cellular data access have their SIM cards removed before bringing the devices to school.

Students must also agree to the NSW Department of Education’s Online Communication Services: Acceptable Usage for School Students policy before being granted access to the school internet. This policy includes rules regarding, Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying.

Any breach of this policy is dealt with by senior members of the School Executive, whether it be on a School Device, a BYOD device or at home.[/prk_accordion]

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