Bring your own device (BYOD) policies
Find examples of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policies aimed at pupils and staff that you can use as inspiration when writing your own. The UK GDPR doesn't stipulate what these must include.
Policy aimed at pupils
The Weald Community School in West Sussex has a bring your own device agreement aimed at pupils. It stipulates that pupils wishing to bring their own devices must also follow the school's home school agreement, responsible use of ICT contract and anti-bullying policy, which are also available on the school's website.
Some of the behaviours it prohibits include:
- Leaving personal devices on school premises outside of school hours
- Sending or uploading photos or videos of any person on the school site to the internet (other than school approved sites)
- Using the device during tests or assessments of any kind, unless otherwise specifically directed by a teacher
- Sending or receiving voice, text, picture or video messages during lessons, social time, assemblies, interviews, tests and exams
Policy aimed at staff
Bells Farm Primary School in Birmingham has published a mobile technologies policy that applies to staff.
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