It's easy to keep them secure
For security reasons, only students may use your laptop - and their use is governed by a strict security condition: they must log in using their own usernames and passwords.
Nobody else may use your laptop, including your fellow staff members, friends or family members.
It is also important to that you don't disclose your user name and password to anyone.
For security purposes, your school must engrave your laptop (PDF, 296k) with a SiMS Asset ID.
As long as your laptop has been correctly entered as an asset in SiMS, and you take all due care to keep it secure, your laptop should be covered for theft, fire or flood damage under the Resource Replacement Scheme
You and/or your school may be financially responsible for the theft of, or non-warranty damage to, your laptop if negligence is identified as a factor in the loss or damage.
Security at school
Never leave your laptop unsecured.
If your classroom is secure, you can leave your laptop in it during break times.
When your laptop must be left at school overnight or for longer periods of time, your school is responsible for providing a secure storage location, such as:
- a lockable storeroom
- a lockable cupboard
- a lockable filing cabinet.
Some schools provide teachers with Kensington locks or similar. These devices bolt the laptops down.
Security during travel
Don't leave laptops in vehicles at any time, even for short periods.
Security at home
You may take your laptop home overnight and during school holidays.
No-one beside yourself can use your laptop.
Store your laptop in a secure location within your home.
You may wish to take your laptop overseas. If you do, ensure you take out appropriate insurance.