Policy on students’ Mobile phone management
With the popularity of smart phones, mobile phones have multiple functions, such as communication, social interaction, entertainment and learning, which have been integrated into all aspects of people's lives. In order to help students develop the habit of reasonable and moderate use of mobile phones, concentrate on their study in school, prevent them from indulging in the Internet and games, and ensure the healthy development of students' body and mind, Fettes College Guangzhou has formulated a policy on the management of students' mobile phones according to the requirements of the notice on strengthening the management of mobile phones in primary and secondary schools issued by the general office of the Ministry of Education.
1、 Mobile phone Limited into the campus.
The school informed parents that students are not allowed to carry or use mobile phones in the teaching area. With the consent of parents and written application, the boarders can be brought mobile phones into the boarding area. After entering the boarding area, the mobile phones should be handed over to the house parents.
Fettes College Guangzhou will not assign students homework using mobile phones nor ask students to use their mobile phones to complete homework.
2、 Measures of mobile phone management
Mobile phone management is a part of the daily management of Fettes College Guangzhou. To ensure that students use mobile phones reasonably and moderately, and to ensure the healthy development of students' body and mind, the following specific management measures are formulated:
1). Venue of using Mobile phones
Only those students who have obtained parents' consent and written application can use mobile phones in the accommodation area under the supervision of boarding staff.
2). Mobile Phone Time
Middle school students should not use mobile phones more than 30 minutes Per day. The use time is 8:00-8:20 PM from Monday to Thursday. Primary School students are not allowed to use mobile phone.
3). Make clear the purpose of using mobile phone
Students use mobile phones to contact their parents, relatives and friends. In addition, it can also be used for
i) Browse news
ii) Access to age-appropriate website
iii) Listen to music
iv) Take photos or watch videos
All the above use of mobile phones should be under the supervision of Boarding staff.
3、 The storage of mobile phones
Students' mobile phones are kept in designated places by boarding staffs. Except for the approved and supervised using time, the mobile phones must be turned off during storage.
4、 Strengthen the education and guidance of rational use of mobile phones
Fettes College Guangzhou will strengthen the education and guidance on the rational use of mobile phones through various forms such as speeches under the national flag, tutors time, psychological counseling, school rules and regulations, to let students treat mobile phones scientifically and rationally, improve their information literacy and self-management skills.
5、 Communication between home and school
Fettes College Guangzhou will inform the school's mobile phone management policy through e-mail, parents' workshop, news communication and other means, so that parents can make clear the harm of excessive use of mobile phones and provide ways to discipline their children to use mobile phones reasonably. Parents should also fulfill their educational responsibilities, cooperate with school, and jointly strengthen the supervision and management of children's use of mobile phones, so as to help children develop good habits.