Guidelines for Mobile Phone Use
We are social creatures and we require connections with other humans in order to thrive. With this in mind, along with our desire to enable effective teaching and learning, we are adopting a firmer approach to the use of phones during class time. These new guidelines are designed to:
- Strengthen face to face communication, collaboration skills and active participation in learning
- Support self-management and remove distractions
- Support wellbeing and provide time and space away from social media.
Phones can be used during class time ONLY when directed. This use will be task driven and aligned to specific learning outcomes. Otherwise, phones will remain in bags or be stored by the teacher for the lesson. Access without permission will see the phone put in safe-keeping for the remainder of the lesson or the day.
We will also be restricting access to some social media sites during the school day.