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Student Agreement

When students are given permission to bring and use their device in school, it is vital that they understand the conditions under which they do so. We are providing this sample student agreement to encourage a specific conversation to take place between the student and responsible adults. This agreement highlights some of the issues that school leaders have indicated are central to this type of conversation.

NB. The act of accessing the MHS computer network implies that the user is aware of, and agrees to abide by the code of behaviour statements contained in the DOE communications policy and the MHS BYOD Student Agreement.

Use the link to download a copy of the agreement as shown.

Student BYOD Agreement (pdf 416 KB)


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Bring Your Own Device Student Agreement


Students who wish to take advantage of the BYOD policy must read this agreement in the company of an adult unless otherwise excused by the principal. This page is to be signed and returned to the school. By signing at the bottom of this page students agree to the following :

  • I agree that my use of the Department's internet will be primarily for learning.
  • I agree to only ever use my own portal/internet log-in details and never share those with others.
  • I agree to not hack or bypass any hardware and software security  implemented by the Department or my school.
  • I agree to not use BYOD to knowingly search for, link  to, access or send  anything that is;
    • offensive
    • pornographic
    • threatening
    • abusive
    • defamatory
    • considered to be bullying behaviour
  • I agree to report inappropriate behaviour and material to my teacher.
  • I agree to stay safe by not giving out my personal information to strangers.
  • I understand that my activity on the internet is recorded and these records may be used in investigations, court proceedings or for other legal reasons.
  • I acknowledge that the school cannot be held responsible for any damage to or theft of my device.
  • I agree that use of my device during school activities is at the direction of the teacher. 

I have read the student responsibilities and agree that I will abide by them.


Date: ___/___/____     


               _________________                           in the presence of : ___________________


              Student Name                                                                           Parent/Carer Name


              _________________                            in the presence of: ___________________


              Student Signature                                                                     Parent/Carer Signature





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.

NSW Department of Education and Communities' Wi-Fi network connection only:

Student devices are only permitted to connect to the department'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 or the Department.


Students' devices may be confiscated if the school has reasonable grounds to suspect that a device contains data which breaches the BYOD Student Agreement.

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.

Data back-up:

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.