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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

SDEHS follows the standard NSW Department of Education BYOD Policy which is subject to the Online Communication Services: acceptable usage for school students document.

Student Responsibilities are as follows:


The primary purpose of the use of personal devices at school is educational.

Internet connection

Student devices are only permitted to connect to the Department of Education Wi-Fi network while at school, which is subject to internet filtering.

Theft and damage

Students are responsible for securing and protecting their own devices while at school. Any loss, theft or damage to a device is not the responsibility of Sydney Distance Education High School or the Department of Education.

Maintenance and support

Students are solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their devices. Sydney Distance Education High School can only offer basic technical support during school visits to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connections.

Data back-up

Students are responsible for backing up their own data and should ensure this is done regularly.

Insurance and warranty

Parents/Carers should be aware of the terms of insurance policies/warranties for the device and are responsible for arranging their own insurance cover.

Digital citizenship

Students are required to demonstrate good digital citizenship, specifically:

  • showing respect for others’ privacy in a digital context
  • protecting their personal safety
  • demonstrating awareness of the life of digital content uploaded on to the internet
  • ensuring that content containing offensive or inappropriate language, images or multimedia is not viewed or uploaded
  • demonstrating an awareness of ‘netiquette’ – accepted online communication protocols.