BYOD is a Privilege and is NOT Mandatory
- Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) provides access to the Internet through their servers and therefore maintains the right to review files and communications that are on any device used to access the Internet through those servers. That responsibility translates to school authorities being granted the right to review files and communications they see as being potentially outside the confines of classroom use to insure effective and appropriate use of devices.
- Users that access the Internet should not expect that files/messages stored on a WCPSS server will be private.
- Students should not post personal information about themselves or others on the Internet.
- Students are responsible, at all times, for the use of their devices. If you allow another student to use your device and they do something that result in their BYOD privileges being revoked you will also lose use of the device for a specified period of time at the discretion of the teacher and/or administration.
- If you are using a device provided by WCPSS do not modify, download, or install computer programs, games, files, or information that are not at the direction of a teacher, media specialist, or administrator. Computers and network settings should also not be altered.
- Students need to remember that ethical use of information gathered by electronic means includes, but is not limited to, downloading illegal music, inappropriate/explicit video creating/viewing, plus the use of trademarked documents and/or pictures that are copyrighted. Plagiarism is against WCPSS, NCDPI, and federal law/statutes.
- Students are expected to access the Internet through the wireless network provided by WCPSS. (Network access will be given to the students by teachers.)
- The technology that is used during class time should be appropriate for the lesson of that day or the educational/learning purpose prescribed by the teacher. That means no online games, music, videos, or social media without express instruction to be on those sites.
- Students should not send/publish/create/display electronically any material (text or photo/video) that would be considered abusive, obscene, threatening, bullying, or damaging to another's reputation/person/standing in the community/school.
These responsibilities/directives are in place to protect all students. Violation of the above may result in suspension of your BYOD privileges and/or other disciplinary actions on the part of the classroom teacher, media specialist, school/county administration.
Before a student may participate in the BYOD program, he/she must review a student/parent agreement, discuss each item with the parent, initial each item, sign the document, and return it to school. For more information, and to access the form, go to the Student-Parent Agreement page.