BYOD Update for 2015-16 School Year

As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. Awtrey Middle School has been a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for the past three years. We have seen great success during this initiative where students are encouraged to bring their own technology devices to school to assist their learning experiences.

  • The student takes full responsibility for his or her technology device. The district is not responsible for the security of student-owned technology.
  • The device must be in silent mode while on school campuses and while riding school buses.
  • The device may not be used to cheat on assignments or tests, or be used for non-instructional purposes or during state or district required testing.
  • The student accesses only files on the device or internet sites which are relevant to the classroom curriculum.
  • The student complies with teachers’ request to shut-down the device or close the screen.
  • The parent and student acknowledge that the school’s network filters will be applied to one’s connection to the internet. Student will not attempt to bypass the filters.
  • The student understands that bringing on premises or infecting the network with a Virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information is in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
  • The student realizes that processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking”, altering, or bypassing network security policies is in violation of the AUP policy and will result in disciplinary actions.
  • The school district has the right to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.
  • The student realizes that printing from personal technology devices will not be possible at school.

For more information, please visit the BYOD page on the Cobb County website.

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