South Grafton Public School

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Digital Citizenship Platform

You may have recently seen stories in the media about whether phones and other digital devices are harmful for students. We know that using technology is a key part of our daily lives and digital technology skills are important for learning and preparing our children and young people for life beyond school. We also know we need to support our students to use technology in safe, responsible and respectful ways. 

To support schools and students, a new policy on the use of all digital devices in schools will apply in all NSW public schools from 2020.

Our school has updated our procedures to reflect the new requirements.

The new policy includes the digital device restriction for primary schools announced by the NSW Government in December 2018. Under the policy, secondary schools retain discretion implement a similar restriction or pursue the approach that best suits their circumstances and the needs of their diverse communities.

Information on this policy and responses to some Frequently Asked Questions are available at: NSW Department of Education’s website.

We will update you on any future changes that may be required to our procedures before they are adopted into the school.  

We are looking forward to working with our school community to support our children and young people be safe online and balance the benefits and risks of digital technology.