Workshop: Developing an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Acceptable Use Policy Workshop

An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is an important document which governs students’ use of the internet at school and covers a wide range of issues surrounding the rights, responsibilities and privileges – as well as sanctions – connected with computer use.

This workshop helps schools to develop a unique policy document that is consistent with DES guidelines and current best practice. Participants will get a chance to:

  • Consider what are AUPs and why are they important, their scope and what should they deal with.
  • Use the Department of Education and Skills recommended procedures for developing an AUP.
  • Examine the supports and tools available to assist in AUP policy development.
  • Work in groups to identify policy statements relevant to their schools in several key areas.
  • Use the AUP Generator Tool to develop a draft policy.
  • Develop tools to communicate the AUP to students and parents.

Duration: 1 hour

Audience: School leaders, teachers with responsibility for ICT policy.

Outcomes: A draft policy governing the safer use of internet in school.

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