School Policies 2020:
Pupils are not permitted to wear Smart Watches or other similar style watches with internet connectivity for safeguarding reasons. These are not suitable for wearing in school for a number of reasons. Many of these watches have internet connectivity and cameras, which if used within school could pose a safeguarding risk. Whilst we appreciate that smartwatches can be disabled allowing only the time element to be operational, staff cannot keep a check on connectivity. They are also costly items, which could easily be damaged or go missing.