Back to school with BYOD: 8 things parents can do to get ready

As Australian students look to head back to school, many will be walking out the door with an internet enabled device in their backpack as part of their schools BYOD program.

Whatever your view of the extent that technology should play in your child’s education, one thing remains true. Parents must play a crucial role in ensuring the technology is incorporated safely and responsibly into their child’s life and the family as a whole.

There are many ways parents need to be involved and in tune with the devices and how they impact their children, but here are some top tips to help you start the year feeling in control and empowered.

1)  Regularly check the device for apps and games to ensure they are appropriate. The website is a great resource to check for age appropriate content.

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