The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

BYOD - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Parents

What type of device can my child bring to school?

Students may use any device that will allow them to access the internet, do word processing, watch a video, and have a battery life that will last the school day. This can include: laptop / netbook / tablet / iPad / iPod / Kindle / Nook / Smartphone.

Does my child have to bring in a device? What if a family cannot afford to buy a computer for their child?

No, it is entirely optional. Students who do not come to school with their own device will be in no way disadvantaged; they will have access to school-owned ICT equipment where necessary.

What if my child’s device is stolen or damaged? What recourse can I take?

Students bring electronic communication devices to school at their own risk, just like any other personal items. The school will not be held responsible if an electronic device or other item is lost, stolen or damaged.

Is it required that my child use the school wireless connection? Can they use their own 3G or 4G service?

Students with a personally owned device need to use the school’s BYOD wireless network.

How will you handle students accessing inappropriate websites during school?

The schools filters will block as much as possible. Students are still held accountable by the school’s ICT Acceptable Use Policy.

How will my son’s/daughter’s device be used in the classroom?

At the teacher’s discretion, students will utilise their devices to access information, do research, solve problems, collaborate, communicate and engage in the curriculum.

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