Safety 'Net ~ Acceptable Use Policies ~
Please note: We have provided some links as "food for thought", should you be faced with the challenge of creating or updating your current Acceptable Use Policies.
These links provide an opportunity to examine the background of AUPs and browse sample AUPs.
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|Why Do Schools Need AUPs? - This article discusses the concept of Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) as they pertain to schools and the internet, as well as the need to have such policies.|
|Acceptable Use Policies: A Handbook - This site at the Virginia Department of Education provides a good introduction to the components of an AUP, samples, resources, forms and templates as well as an area for discussion. If you don't already have an AUP, this is a reasonable starting point.|
|Acceptable Use Policies for Internet Use - What is an Acceptable Use Policy?
In response to the growing use of the Internet in classrooms, many schools have implemented Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) to ensure that school computers are being used in a safe, relevant and appropriate manner.
|Acceptable Use Policies: A Handbook - This site provides a good introduction to the components of an AUP, samples, resources, forms and templates as well as an area for discussion.
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|Los Angeles Unified School District - Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet - Here is a sample Acceptable Use Policy from Los Angeles Unified School District.|
|School District #43, Coquitlam, British Columbia - Internet Acceptable Use Policy - This sample Acceptable Use Policy is reprinted with permission on the Media Awareness Network site.|
|Portage la Prairie School Division - Internet Acceptable Use Policy - This is a sample Acceptable Use Policy from Portage La Prairie School Division in Manitoba.|
|Fort McMurray Public School District - Acceptable Computer Use - Acceptable computer use policies are linked to from the first pages of the handbook.|
|Foothills School Division No. 38 - Use of Information Technology - This downloadable PDF file contains Foothills School Division's policy statement on information technology use.|
|Aspen View Regional Division No.19 - AUP Statement - This is a sample AUP from Aspen View Regional Division No.19.|