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Prepare and Connect your BYOx Device

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Simple steps to prepare your device for school from home

You will need current Education Queensland (EQ) username and password to proceed. For students new to EQ, your EQ network accounts need to be first set up. This can take time, especially at the beginning of the year, you will be informed once it's ready.

Parent Fact Sheet
Windows Devices
iOS devices
MacOS devices


Once prepared, your device will be able to connect to the school network when it is brought to the school.

For more information, please visit Information and User Guides for BYOxLink.


Coaching device usage in a digital age

Learning to drive first requires supervision, it should be the same when young people learn to use digital devices responsibly. The Growing Up Digital Phase 1 research surveyed 1876 Australian educators - in the last 3-5 years leading to 2020:

  • 84% teachers believe that digital technologies are a growing distraction in the learning environment.
  • More than nine of ten educators think that the number of children with psychological, social and behavioural challenges has increased.
  • 81% teachers surveyed noted increases in the prevalence of online harassment and bullying among their students.

MacGregor SHS supports your interest in protecting students while on their BYOx devices or mobile phones. We have identified below options known to work conditionally:

  • For Windows BYOx devices: Microsoft Family - You will need to set up two Microsoft accounts, one for yourself, and one for your child. DO NOT use your child’s EQ email (username@eq.edu.au) address, but a personal one instead. Please whitelist our onboarding web portal sites msftconnecttest.com/redirect and guestportal.byo.eq.edu.au

  • For personal mobile phones: Family Zone and other parental control solutions of your choice. Note: Most of parental control solutions DO NOT work within the EQ network, please dedicate their use on personal mobile networks only, NOT on BYOx devices which connect to EQ network for learning.

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Last reviewed 08 November 2021
Last updated 08 November 2021