In preparation for each student's use of a 1-to-1 device in the 2023-2024 school year, parents/guardians must please complete the Mobile Device Use Agreement and pay the device protection fee. Please see the Read More link below for details....
As part of the SASD Next plan, each student in grades Kindergarten through 12th receives a device that enables them to participate in a wide range of learning experiences in the classroom. Students are also able to use their device at home. Students continually expand how they use 1-to-1 computing to enhance their learning.
- Mobile Device Policies / Agreements
- Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Lists
- Student Device Replacement
- Digital Citizenship
- Parent Guide to Internet Safety
Souderton Area School District's SASD Next initiative includes use of applications that fall under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Accordingly, the District has compiled a list of approved applications/Web sites.
Use the links below for COPPA application lists by level:
Devices and/or accessories provided by the District either not returned or returned damaged, are subject to a replacement cost per the terms of the Student/Parent Agreement for Mobile Device Use. Use the following link for Student Device Replacement Costs.
*Payment can be made via cash or check at the school, or online
If you have any questions regarding student device replacement, please contact your child's school principal.
Souderton Area School District educates students on instructional technology-related safety concerns. This knowledge empowers students with strategies to be good digital citizens.
By learning digital citizenship, students gain awareness and understanding of the kinds of behaviors that are acceptable online to help them become smart, responsible and respectful online users. Having digital citizenship as part of the curriculum helps to create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use.
5 key questions for students to consider when posting content online:
- What impression am I giving? If this were someone else’s post, what would you think about it? What impression would you have of the person who posted it?
- Do I really want this information out there? When you share something online, you turn over control of it. Even if you delete a photo or post, you can’t guarantee that it hasn’t been copied or downloaded by someone else. Don’t forget how easy it is for other people to copy what you share online, change it, and share it without your knowledge.
- Am I oversharing? The more you share, the more people learn about you. You can’t control how someone else uses the information.
- Would I want someone to share this fact or idea about me? It is important to consider the impact your post might have on others.
- Does it pass the newspaper test? Before you post something online, think: “Would I be happy to see it on the front page of the local newspaper?”
Digital citizenship also includes the expectation that students are responsible while using District technology. As part of Souderton Area School District's 1-to-1 program, each student in grades Kindergarten through 12 receives a device that enables them to participate in a wide range of learning experiences in the classroom. Students are also able to use their device at home. The use of a District device and technology requires students to abide by related board policies (815.1, 815.3 and 236) and demonstrate their digital responsibilities.
Social media and other connected technologies are part of our childrens' everyday lives. These technologies can be used to accomplish amazing things, or to harm and exploit our children. It is imperative that parents understand these technologies and take an active role in guiding their children to make the right choices when using technology.
Use the links below for valuable resources from Common Sense Media® that help parents gain a better understanding of these technologies and how to better protect their children.
- Parent Guide to Privacy & Internet Safety*
- Parent Guide to Cyberbullying*
- Parent Guide to Social Media*
* = This link will let you leave the Souderton Area School District Web site. The linked site is not under the control of the School District, and the School District is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The School District is providing this link to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the School District.