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Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)

BRING YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY (BYOT) IN TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

Did you know?

Schools can offer optional programmes which allow your child to bring their own technology devices, such as a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device, from home to school. This increases their access to devices that assist learning both in and out of the classroom.

Where to start

  • Whether your child’s school participates in a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) programme is optional.
  • Any programme is developed in close consultation with the school community to suit their school.
  • One of the key advantages of BYOT is that your child uses the same device for learning at school and at home.
  • There is also more opportunity for your child to use technology responsibly preparing them for a future where technology is a natural part of their everyday lives.
  • BYOT doesn’t replace schools providing information technology (IT) access for your child at school.

For your child

  • It is not compulsory for you to bring your own device to school.
  • If you do bring a device to school you can only use it during class time for educational purposes and with the permission of your teacher.
  • Like any equipment you bring to school, you will need to be responsible for and look after any device you bring to school.
  • You will need to agree to and follow guidelines on acceptable use of your device.
  • If you use the school’s Wi-Fi network all internet traffic will go though web filtering software which filters inappropriate content.

For you

  • BYOT schools will continue to have a mix of school-provided and student-owned devices, and will ensure that there is appropriate access to IT for everyone.
  • Schools can provide guidance to parents but there are no mandatory or preferred devices.
  • No BYOT programme will result in the cost of purchasing student-owned devices or software being included in general student levies.
  • No student will be left behind in their access to technology.
  • A number of schools have already successfully put in place a BYOT programme that is benefiting their students.

Where can I get more information?

  • Talk to your child’s teacher or principal and your school association.
  • Visit the Department of Education website: www.education.tas.gov.au

Download the Print version of brochure

Bring your own technology printable brochure

 

 

 

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