Many teachers are experimenting with students using their own
devices in class to support teaching and learning. This is known as Bring Your
Own Device (BYOD). During the 2011/2012 school year, we developed a policy on BYOD:
- Follow the Code of
Conduct – all behaviour when using technology must fall within
the guidelines of our school’s code of conduct.
- Educational Use only
– devices are to be used to support or enhance teaching and learning.
- Used with Teacher Supervision only – Teachers
will work with students to establish when (or if) devices are to be used
- Optional –
it is optional to bring a device from home.
Students need to be responsible for their own device.
Please review the guidelines below, and talk to your child’s
teacher if you have any questions. Teachers will review the guidelines with students prior to making use of
personal devices in classes.
Personally-Owned Devices Usage Guidelines for Students
the education of its students, the North
Vancouver School District
provides students access to its Guest wireless network and the option of utilizing personally-owned devices. The purpose of
these guidelines is to ensure that students and their parents recognize the
limitations that the School District and the
School imposes on the use of personally-owned devices when they are used at
school in conjunction with the wireless network.
guidelines are supplemental to the North Vancouver School District Policy 609:
Communication Systems and Policy 302: Student Conduct, the School Code of
Conduct and the Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement. These
guidelines and policies apply to the use of all laptop computers and all other
mobile internet devices.
School District will not be held
responsible in any capacity for physical damage, loss or theft of any
use of personally-owned devices in the classroom will be at the discretion
of the classroom teacher. Classroom teachers may prohibit, restrict or
regulate use of personally-owned devices.
use of a personally-owned device must support the instructional activities
currently occurring in the school environment.
should be aware that the use of mobile devices could cause distraction for
others, especially in regards to audio.
Therefore, audio must be muted unless otherwise directed by a
devices with camera and video capability must not be used to impinge upon
the privacy of students and staff.
school, at lunch, and after school, students may use their personally-owned
devices only for instructional purposes and only in adult-supervised
bringing personally owned devices to school, students and their families
accept that school authorities may inspect the device and its contents to
ensure compliance with school and District codes of conduct, policies and
guidelines, including the Student Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement.
use the guest wireless network at their own risk. The School
District will not be held responsible for any damage that may
occur as a result of connecting to the Guest wireless network or any
electrical power source.
parents and/or guardians of any student bringing personal technology to
school are responsible for and will be required to reimburse the School District for any damage that their child may
cause through the use of Guest wireless network with his/her
comply with these guidelines and policies may result in disciplinary action by
the school which may include, but is not limited to, loss of access to the
Guest Wireless and other school discipline.