In order to ensure that all students and teachers in public schools can be provided with safe, secure and quality access to the internet, the NSW Department of Education expects all staff and students to understand and abide by the Online Communications Services: acceptable usage policy.
For further information please refer to the NSW Department of Education Digital Citizenship page and the relevant policy:-
A new policy governing student use of digital devices and online services will apply in all NSW public schools from 2020. The new policy includes the digital device restriction for primary schools announced by the NSW Government in December 2018 in response to the review. Under the new policy, secondary schools retain discretion to opt into the restriction or implement the approach that best suits their circumstances and the needs of their diverse communities.
The Department's Digital CitizenshipExternal link platform provides advice, conversation starters and learning resources for students, teachers, parents and carers. It has recently been updated to include new content about the safe, responsible and respectful use of technology.
The NSW Government is finalising its response to the other recommendations and findings made in the review report.
We currently follow the "Off and away" Strategy as per the NSW Department of Education guidelines.
Different ways that schools manage devices