Last reviewed on 21 July 2023
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Find examples of 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policies for pupils and staff that you can use as inspiration when writing your own. The UK GDPR doesn't stipulate what these must include.

Many schools choose to have 2 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policies, 1 for pupils and 1 for staff, so they can use more appropriate, child-friendly language with pupils.

Policy for pupils

The Weald Community School in West Sussex has a BYOD agreement for pupils. They're also expected to follow the school's home school agreement, ICT acceptable use and anti-bullying policy, available on the school's website. 

Pupils are fully responsible for their device and are not allowed to:

  • Leave personal devices on school premises outside of school hours
  • Send or upload photos or videos of any person on the school site to the internet (other than school-approved sites)
  • Use the device during tests or assessments, unless specifically directed by a teacher

Only connect to the internet when at school via the school's WiFi connection to ensure filtering systems are working Accept that school staff have a right to examine any device suspected of containing material