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This policy is current as at 10/04/2021 11:55pm, AEST. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.

Document history and details

Implementation Date


Reference Number


Approval Date


Superseded Documents

Student Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD) PD/2013/0458 including the Student BYOD Agreement and BYOD Guidelines
Online Communication Services: acceptable usage for school students PD/2002/0046

Document History

June 2020 - Updates to URLs and implementation documents. New Student use of digital devices and online services guide, an updated infographic, a sample school procedure template and a key terms document published to the policy library.

The policy has been developed to support schools, students and their communities understand how digital devices and online services can be used in ways to maximise their positive potential while understanding the risk of harm.

Changes since previous version

2021 Mar - Policy maintenance, which may include but not limited to, updated contact details, business unit or position titles, typographical, text and style changes and repairing hyperlinks.

Other Reference Number


Publication Data

Publicly Available



All schools

Policy Groups

Technology, devices and the internet

Leading and managing the school categories

Educational leadership

Subject Keywords

student mobile, personal mobile, digital devices, online communication services, wi-fi network, BYOD, BYOT, BYOE, Bring Your Own Device, acceptable usage, student use, social media, internet, email, ipad, chromebook

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