BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) STUDENT AGREEMENT 2019
Students must read and sign the BYOD Student Agreement in the company of a parent or caregiver unless otherwise directed by the principal.
Before you can use a school device or bring your own device to school, you must agree to these rules and sign the agreement.
_________________ in the presence of: ___________________
Student name Parent/caregiver name
Student signature Parent/caregiver signature
BYOD Device Requirements
We will strongly recommend Acer or Lenovo Chromebooks as these have proven reliable and durable at other schools. However, students are welcome to bring in any laptop or netbook so long as it meets these requirements. Please note: Tablets and iPads are not to be used as BYOD devices.
The Wi-Fi network installed in Greenhithe School operates on the 802.11n 5Ghz standard. Devices that do not support this standard will not be able to connect.
The current or prior version of any operating system.
Software and apps:
School-based requirements. All software and apps should be fully updated. Devices need to have the Chrome browser and Hapara extension installed and working.
A minimum of 5hrs battery life to last the school day.
Memory and RAM:
A minimum specification of 2 GB RAM to process data effectively.
Camera and microphone.
Minimum screen size of 11 inches and a sturdy keyboard to enable continuous use throughout the day.
Casing: Tough and sturdy to avoid breakage.
Weight: Lightweight for ease of carrying.
Durability: Durable and strong.
Insurance and warranty: Be aware of the terms of insurance policies/warranties for the device. The school will not accept responsibility for loss or breakage.
Carry case: Supply a carry case or skin to protect the device.
Back-up storage: Consider a portable hard drive as an appropriate source of back-up storage for essential documents.
BYOD Student Responsibilities
Operating system and anti-virus:
Students must ensure they have a legal and licensed version of a supported operating system and of software. If applicable, students’ devices must be equipped with anti-virus software.
Greenhithe School’s Wi-Fi network connection only:
Student devices are only permitted to connect to the school’s Wi-Fi network while at school. There is no cost for this service.
Battery life and charging:
Students must ensure they bring their device to school fully charged for the entire school day. No charging equipment will be supplied by the school.
Theft and damage:
Students are responsible for securing and protecting their devices at school. Any loss or damage to a device is not the responsibility of the school.
Breaching the BYOD Student Agreement.
Students’ devices may be inspected if the school has reasonable grounds to suspect that a device contains data which breaches the BYOD Student Agreement. Students’ accounts may be suspended if there are grounds to do so.
Maintenance and support:
Students are solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their devices.
Students should ensure they are comfortable using their device during the school day particularly in relation to screen size, sturdy keyboard etc.
Students are responsible for backing-up their own data and should ensure this is done regularly.
Students and their parents/caregivers are responsible for arranging their own insurance and should be aware of the warranty conditions for the device. It is recommended you get Accidental Damage cover.