Acceptable Use Procedure
What is an AUP?
Why have an AUP?
Top Ten Guidelines for Internet Use
10. The Internet is an instructional tool!
9. Preview sites for appropriateness!
Teachers are the first filter
Sites and links should be evaluated prior to use
Detailed lesson plans should be provided
8. Students must be informed of accepted guidelines!
ALL students must be instructed on and should comply with the AUP.
Students should firmly understand "netiquette."
Students should comprehend responsibilities and consequences for inappropriate use.
7. Supervise Student Use!
Become familiar with Internet procedures
Supervise student Internet use at all times
Create lesson plans to provide guidance for student research
6. Ensure consideration and respect for others!
Malicious use of the network is prohibited
Hardware and software must not be destroyed, modified or abused in any way
5. Always remember copyright concerns!
Always quote sources and give credit for others’ work
Credit must be given for all work including writings, artwork, pictures, etc.
4. Use software appropriately!
If downloading software, be aware of copyright laws
Materials protected by copyright will not be distributed or stored on school computers
Know your licensing agreements
3. Protect the privacy of others!
2. Teachers must enforce the consequences of unacceptable use!
An infraction may result in suspension or termination of privileges
Disciplinary action may be necessary for other infractions
Virginia Computer Crimes Act
1. Security and Safety!
The regulations set forth in the AUP revolve around this theme
Consider the AUP a guidebook for Internet use
It provides safety measures which increase accessibility.
The Acceptable Use Procedure
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|This page was updated on: 04/10/02|