In most Australian states and territories, there are regulations prohibiting the use of mobile phones and smartwatches in schools, even during recess and lunch breaks.
However, recognising the importance of health and medical needs, all states and territories permit students to access phones and other devices, typically requiring documentation in the student’s health care plan.
To navigate this, it is advisable to request an exemption to the mobile phone ban from your school principal. This request can be incorporated into the preparation of your child’s Diabetes Management Plan and discussed during meetings with the school.
To facilitate this process, guiding school staff to the policy in your state or territory, which explicitly outlines exemptions for devices used for health or medical reasons, can be beneficial.
Here are links to relevant policies:
Please note that non-government schools may not adhere to State and Territory policies, if your child attends a non-government school, we recommend you speak directly with the school for advice on access to mobile phones.