Digital Device Policy
- A new digital technology policy was put in place in NSW Public Schools from the start of Term 1 in 2020. It covers student use of mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops and any other device that allows connectivity to the internet and applications.
- The policy builds upon the important work in schools to teach young people to use digital technology in safe, responsible and respectful ways as we prepare students for life beyond the classroom.
- Each school will work with their students and local communities to implement new arrangements.
- The school cannot be held responsible for any damage to, or theft of mobile phones on school premises
KKHS Student use of digital devices and online services procedure
Will mobile phones and other digital devices still be seen in schools?
- The new policy will not restrict teachers from incorporating digital devices and online services into their classrooms for educational use.
- At times, this could mean mobile phones are used in class when they are a useful tool for learning. Teachers and other school staff are best placed to make this decision.
- Teaching appropriate use of digital technology supports students to develop the skills they need in digital literacy, problem-solving, creativity, teamwork and interpersonal relationships and prepares students for lifelong learning.
What's changing in secondary schools?
- Secondary school Principals will continue to determine the extent to which digital devices and online services are restricted or permitted in their schools.
- Students, parents, carers and school staff will be consulted in the development of school arrangements.
- The new policy may not result in major changes to a school's current arrangements.
At Kurri Kurri High School we're adopting the following Mobile Phone Management steps: