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BYOD
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students use their personally owned mobile devices to access the department’s ICT network.
 
After consultation with staff, parents, students and other key stakeholders, in 2016 BYOD will initially be offered to Year 7, 8 and 9 students only. Year 10, 11 and 12 students will have access to the BYOD program as it expands to include them in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. 

Warranty & Accidental Damage Protection

 
Laptops and tablets are expensive technical devices and they do break down and can be damaged, especially in the hands of teenagers. It is vital to ensure a fast turnaround for repairs when the need arises. 
 
We highly recommend every device has Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) insurance with Next Business Day (NBD) onsite warranty. You may have the option of adding ADP to your home and contents insurance policy. However, be sure that it covers the device 24/7 and while away from your home. It is worthwhile to know the warranty period and exactly what is covered as this will vary between vendors.

Technical Support

 

Aviation High School runs an IT help desk that offers level one support for the student owned devices. However, warranty, security, insurance and maintenance will be something the parent will need to discuss with the vendor when the device is purchased. Advice about this will come out with the minimum device specifications. The installation of an Anti-virus software is a compulsory requirement of connecting the BYOD to the school network solution. 
 
Recommended Anti-virus solutions include: Norton/Symantec (DETE offers a 3 year x $9.99 offer) or Microsoft Defender. If a solution is not detected the ‘on-boarding’ process will cease the connection to the school network.