Electronics and Mobile Phones

Electronics and Mobile Phone

The College recognises the fact that there are times when it is genuinely appropriate for students to carry mobile phones to and from school in case of emergency.  Whilst at school contact with parents or by parents needs to be made via the phones in Student Services. 

Students may also prefer to listen to music whilst travelling to and from school by bus.  It is not necessary, however, for students to have access to I-pods and other electronic devices, including mobile phones, during school hours.

The College reminds parents and students that electronic devices and mobile phones are expensive items and are often a highly prized target for theft.  It is advisable for expensive electronic devices and mobile phones to be insured as personal property.  Mobile phones are also often a means of intimidating or bullying other members of the College community.

For this reason mobile phones and other electronic devices should be stored in student’s lockers, which should be locked to ensure their safety. Devices should be switched off and placed in lockers at the start of the day and collected from the locker at the end of the school day.

This process would ensure that students do not compromise themselves by having a phone in their possession during the school day.

ICT Policy Staff and Students 2014

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