Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD)

From 2016 all students will be able to bring their own digital devices to school. The integration of the BYOD Program into the classroom represents a new and exciting era at the college. Technology in the classroom can deliver very positive teaching and learning outcomes for students. The introduction of this program will also reduce additional costs for many parents and give more students access to technology.

There are a wide range of devices on the market and it will be your choice which model you choose as long as it complies with our specifications. The College is offering a range of devices through JB Hi-Fi: https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/?content=landing  (school code - JOHNFSC2017).

There is no obligation to purchase the device through either of these companies. You may already own a device or prefer to organise to purchase a device through another vendor.

The College BYOD User Policy and Information (including Device Requirements and Student Responsibilities), The Department of Education's Students Online - Acceptable Usage Policy and a Student/Parent Memorandum of Agreement have been developed to support students and parents in the appropriate and safe use of these devices at school.

Students have access to the College wireless network, learning programs, support and resources to enhance their educational experience. Access to the network is only available while on the College site and during school hours. Access to many of our learning programs and resources is available through the internet.

John Forrest Secondary College teachers have access to the latest technology at the college and regularly participate in a range of ICT professional learning programs.

The safe and effective use of technology is the responsibility of students, parents and the College.

Cyber Safety - Parent and Student Resources

The following websites and link can provide important information about staying safe on the internet.

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au

http://www.education.gov.au/national-safe-schools-framework-0

http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au

Cyberzine, the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner's online newsletter featuring up-to-date resources, information and current advice about online safety.