Mobile Devices Rules

Taipei Municipal Yangming High School’s Regulations on the Use of Mobile Electronic Devices

2021.6.15 Board of Directors Discussion

2021.6.16 Approvals Committee Discussion

2021.7.2 School Affairs Committee Approval Granted

2024.1.16 Administrative Committee Discussion- Revision

2024.1.26 School Affairs Committee Approval


One, Basis of Reasoning:

  1. Processed according to the letter numbered 1080060697 issued by the Ministry of Education on June 17, 2019, and the letter numbered 1100043309A issued by the National Education Administration of Taiwan on May 13, 2021.
  2. Regulations made according to the letter numbered 1103047203 issued by the Taipei City Education Department on May 20, 2021.

Two, Purpose of Regulations: To provide students and parents with a convenient communication channel; maintain order in school groups; allow students to focus on learning; understand the public morals and norms of correct use of mobile devices; and ensure the physical and mental health of students.

Three, Specific Management Measures:

  1. Mobile Devices: Refers to mobile phones, portable computers, tablet computers, wearable devices, and other 3C electronic products (devices).
  2. Application Procedure: (a) For borrowed school-owned devices: Apply to the library or equipment department and comply with the “School Campus Mobile Device Borrowing Management Regulations.” (b) Personal devices: No application is required.
  3. Usage Time: (a) Class time: Refers to when teachers are teaching or guiding students in self-learning. (b) Non-class time: Refers to time during breaks, after school, study periods, lunch breaks, when students may use devices as needed for personal learning. (c) Assembly time: Devices not allowed unless approved by teachers and parents.

Four, Management Methods:

(a) Mobile devices should be placed in class phone bags (turned off or set to silent) during class time, except for instructional or emergency use by teachers. If there are no phone bags in extracurricular classes, the supervising teacher shall make their own standard management arrangements.

(b) Mobile devices should be used only for teaching or guiding learning activities; using unrelated applications such as gaming, social chatting, calling, recording, or posting memes during learning activities is strictly prohibited.

(c) Everyone must respect intellectual property rights, comply with campus network usage regulations and Taiwan academic network management regulations.

(d) Maintain a distance of no less than 45 centimeters from the eyes during use, and appropriately arrange usage time to adhere to the 30-10 rule (30 minutes of screen time followed by 10 minutes of rest) to comply with visual health principles.

(e) If a student is found using a personal mobile device without permission, the teacher should first warn and stop them. If the student persists, the device may be temporarily confiscated until the end of the class period.

(f) If a student is found improperly charging a personal mobile device, the teacher should first warn and stop them. If the student persists, the charging equipment may be temporarily confiscated until the end of the class period.

(g) If a student causes damage to school-owned mobile devices while borrowing them, they shall bear relevant compensation responsibilities.

(h) Penalties: Students who violate the above regulations shall be given positive guidance and education according to the severity of the situation, and serious cases may be disciplined according to school rules.

Penalties are as follows:

  1. During class, if a student is found violating the rules by using a mobile phone (not actively placing it in the class phone bag), the teacher may verbally warn them. If the student violates the rules again, the teacher may record the student’s seat number in the mobile phone violation form.
  2. The mobile phone violation form shall be handed over to the vice class leader after school on the same day for submission to the instructor’s office for record-keeping.
  3. If a student persistently ignores advice and severely affects learning on the same day, the supervising teacher may temporarily confiscate the phone and notify the parents. After the student completes a statement, the phone shall be returned on the same day, sealed in an envelope for safekeeping.

Temporary confiscation of devices shall not exceed a period of one day and must abide by a principle of proportionate response.

Five, When managing classrooms, teachers should avoid inconsistently setting mobile device management rules to provide students with a consistent framework to follow. Separate regulations may apply to physical education classes.

Six, Schools should periodically promote issues related to information literacy, internet etiquette, online safety, and provide students with correct ways to use mobile devices and relevant information on human health (such as vision, hearing, or electromagnetic wave applications).

Seven, Students who fail to comply with school regulations or teacher guidance regarding the use of mobile devices, resulting in significant campus security concerns or serious impacts on student learning, may be temporarily prohibited (within one week) from carrying or using mobile devices during class. Parents are requested to cooperate and supervise students’ appropriate use of 3C products on campus.

Eight, These regulations have been discussed and approved by the school affairs meeting, implemented after approval, and announced on the school website. Any amendments shall follow the same process.


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