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Peterhouse Girls

Electronic Gadgets Policy

At the beginning of every term all electronic devices of any kind must be registered with the Housemaster / Housemistress for security purposes. Any new devices brought into school during the year must also be added to the register; this includes normal (eInk) Kindles. If a device is found which is not registered, it will be confiscated and will be handed over to a parent/guardian, not to the pupil.

We advise that parents not allow their children unfettered access to the internet via 3G devices.

Pupils may not set up private wifi networks on campus unless authorised by Deputy Headmaster or Headmistress.

The school or Housemaster / Housemistress is not responsible for any valuables brought to the school by a pupil. The security of property is the responsibility of the pupils. Parents are advised to have all valuables insured.

Vth and VIth form:
i. Are allowed laptops, iPads, Kindles or Tablets at school and are allowed to keep them in their possession at the discretion of the Housemaster / Housemistress (except cell phones – see cell phone policy for times).

A, B and C Block:
i. Are expected to have a laptop only for school purposes.
ii. Are not allowed to use the laptop for watching movies or playing games without staff permission.
iii. Are not allowed any other devices except cell phones (see cell phone policy) while at school.
The expectation is that A and B Block will use laptops during teaching hours and for prep but C Block will only have access during prep. There will be no cell phones used in lessons.

D Block:
i. Are not allowed any devices at school.

Pupils in D and C Block will be permitted to use a laptop in school when recommended by a specialist for academic purposes – this policy will over-ride all of the above.

Sanctions
If any pupil is in breach of the rules for devices, the device will be confiscated for a period of 1 week. For a second offence, the device will be confiscated for a period of 3 weeks.

April 2022

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