The purpose of a school’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is to firmly establish rules and procedures for safe and appropriate use of technology by all staff and students in the school. An AUP outlines the legal and ethical ways technology should be used in support of a school’s instructional goals. An AUP applies not only to students and staff, but to anyone who might use a school’s devices or software. A good AUP includes both acceptable and unacceptable uses of any and all technology owned or used in the district as well as the consequences for violating the AUP (http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr093.shtml, 2015).
District and school leaders, teachers, parents and other stakeholders have a duty to ensure the safety of all children in their schools. The videos below describe AUPs for all stakeholders.