Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Parent Resources

Expectations for cellphone use in school:

Students are instructed to store their cellphones (personal digital devices) at home, either in their bags or in the designated pouches in the classroom. If a student needs to leave the classroom during class time, they must ensure their phone remains in the classroom. Phones may be used during break and lunchtime only. Seycove Secondary School has been taken deliberate steps this year to promote responsible technology use, enhance concentration, and foster well-being. This includes our collective endeavour to regulate smartphone usage in class. Like any behaviour change initiative, we've encountered both successes and challenges. During grade assemblies and in classrooms, our staff have stressed the significance of keeping cellphones out of sight, unless a teacher has granted explicit permission of if they are being used as an educational tool. This is a joint effort aimed at refining student focus, fostering better learning outcomes, and supporting mental health through clearly defined boundaries and positive examples. We kindly request that you reinforce this message at home as we close this academic year and prepare for the next. For further guidance, BC Children's Hospital offers a valuable resource for families. It serves as a starting point for discussions about the NVSD cellphone policy and a family's approach to safe and responsible technology use. You can find the resource "Keeping Tech in Check" on the Kelty Mental Health website.

Parental controls:

Apple Devices - Set up parental controls with Family Sharing on iPhone - Apple Support (CA)

Google Play - How to set up parental controls on Google Play - Google Play Help

Andriod Devices - Android parental controls: A guide for parents - Android Authority

What you need to know to talk to your kids about vaping: 

Stanford Medicine "E- Cigarettes and Vape Pens" website: 

CBC News "The National" feature on vaping in schools: 

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation article on E-Cigarettes in Canada: 

Helping Parents save their kids from screen addiction and reconnect their families.


FOUNDRY - Health and Wellness, Resources, Services and Supports for Young People aged 12-24 across BC.





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