At Metro School, we are committed to providing our students with access to technology that enhances their learning experiences and prepares them for the digital world. To ensure the safe and effective use of technology, we have established this policy outlining the provision, responsible use, and accountability associated with school-issued devices.
1. Device Provision
Every student at Metro School will be provided with a school-issued device to facilitate their educational journey. These devices are intended to support classroom activities, research, collaboration, and learning enhancement.
2. Responsible Use of Technology
a. Appropriate Use: Students are expected to use school-issued devices for educational purposes only. These devices are tools for learning, and their use should align with academic goals and class instructions.
b. Internet Safety: Students must use the internet responsibly, avoiding accessing inappropriate content, engaging in cyberbullying, or participating in any online activity that disrupts a safe learning environment.
c. Data Privacy: Students are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of their login credentials and personal information. Sharing passwords or engaging in unauthorized access to others' accounts is strictly prohibited.
d. Respect for Others: Students should use technology in a respectful manner, refraining from any form of communication, posting, or sharing that could be considered offensive, discriminatory, or harmful to others.
3. Care and Maintenance
a. Device Care: Students are expected to treat their school-issued devices with care. Devices should be handled gently, stored appropriately, and protected from damage.
b. Protective Measures: Students are encouraged to use protective cases and screen covers to minimize the risk of accidental damage.
c. Charging: Students are responsible for keeping their devices charged and ready for use during the school day. Charging devices at home each night is recommended.
4. Liability and Damage
a. Parental Liability: Parents or guardians are financially responsible for any damage or loss of a school-issued device assigned to their child.
b. Reporting Damage: In the event of damage or malfunction, students should promptly report the issue to the school's designated personnel.
c. Unauthorized Repairs: Students or parents should not attempt to repair or alter school-issued devices. Any required repairs should be communicated to the school administration.
5. Device Return
a. End of Year: At the end of the academic year or upon withdrawal from the school, students are required to return their school-issued devices in good condition.
b. Graduation or Departure: Upon graduation or departure from Metro School, students will return their devices following the school's instructions.
By adhering to this technology device policy, students and parents contribute to maintaining a safe, respectful, and productive learning environment. We believe that responsible use of technology is essential for the growth and development of our students, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines.