We are noticing a growing number of students who are bringing smartwatches to school. This blog from our ICT Managers will address the concerns such new technology may bring to our learning environment.
Smartwatches are expensive and can be distracting and/or disruptive if misused as with all digital devices.
Our school policy allows students to bring personal digital devices to school, smartwatches included as they may be useful tools for learning. However if they are brought to school, the following guidelines apply as for all personal digital devices which is contained in the Cyber Safety Agreement signed on enrolment:
- The school does not accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft
- Students must keep such devices in their bags and may only be used in class with the permission of a teacher
In the case of smartwatches, they can be worn but should be turned to aeroplane mode so as not to be a distraction.
We want to encourage our students to be responsible users of technology and a conversation with your child would be of great benefit before you consider purchasing such a device.