Acceptable Use Policy

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Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Blogs and School Websites

Devising and using a policy covering the acceptable use of the Internet is an important step in addressing the issue of Internet safety at school level.

An AUP is a document which addresses all rights, privileges, responsibilities and sanctions associated with the Internet. Ideally it will be drawn up by school staff, students, parents and the Board of Management. For it to be effective it needs to be reviewed and updated on a yearly basis to take into account changing use practices and technologies.

Full details and examples can be found on the NCTE website: http://www.ncte.ie/InternetSafety/Advice/AUP/