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					Acceptable Use Policy
    Online Safety
           Alli Benton
      Anne Stewart Claytor
          Emily Gentry
         Sarah Hudson
• AUPs
  – Aup Components
  – Why AUP is Needed
  – Parent Permission
• Roles of Parents and Teachers
• Photo Permission Forms
  – Benefits of Publishing Work Online
• Works Cited
       What is an AUP?
• A written agreement outlining the terms and
  conditions of internet use
  – Identifies acceptable and unacceptable behavior
    when using technology at school
  – Lists consequences that will be enforced if AUP is
  – Gives rules for online safety for the school or
    school district
       AUP Components
• Releases school of responsibility for any
  inappropriate actions taken by users within
  the school network
• Remind users that it is a privilege not a right
  to use the internet
• AUP’s are bound by state and national
  telecommunications and regulations
• Parents are responsible for monitoring
  student internet behavior at home
         For more information visit Virginia Department of Education
  Why an AUP is Needed
• If guidelines are followed then students are
  protected from harmful things on the internet
  – Learn acceptable internet behavior
  – Teachers and schools are not liable for
    inappropriate internet use
  – Sense of security for parents, teachers, and
       Parent Permission
• Signatures of parents, students, and
  teachers bind them to the rules laid out
  by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
   For an example of an AUP for Elementary School students visit
              Alamance-Burlington School System
 Children’s Online Privacy
 Protection Act (COPPA)
• Enacted April 21, 2000
• Backed by the Federal Trade Commission
• Parental permission is needed for the
  release of personal information on the
  internet of children under the age of 13
• Teachers may act as a parent in giving
  consent for the release of personal
Roles of a Parent/Teacher
• Ask to see information that is being presented to
  the child
• Be informed about websites their children are
• May revoke consent at any time and have child’s
  information deleted
• Warn students about chatrooms, instant
  messaging, and inappropriate websites
• Teachers have same responsibility for a child’s
  safety while in school as parents do at home
           For more information visit Kidz Privacy- Adults Only
     Student Photo and Work
        Permission Forms
• Parental consent is needed to post student
  work or photos online
• Parents need to consider that the teacher
  cannot control who views that website
• Teachers limit the amount of personal
  information online
  – For example, only the first name of the student
    would be used

   For an example see Mrs. Perkins’ classroom website parental forms
    Benefits of Publishing
     Photos/Work Online
• Students can show off their work
• Students practice internet computer skills to
  look at work
• Relatives and friends can see the progress of
• Easy communication between classroom and
      To visit an “online classroom,” visit Mrs. Perkins First Grade
 For More Information on
       All Topics
• Please visit my ikeepbookmarks
•   Alamance-Burlington School System. (2004). Student internet and electronic mail
    responsibility agreement: an interpretation for elementary students. Retrieved October
    12th, 2004, from

•   Federal Trade Commission. (2000). Kidz privacy- adults only. Retrieved October 12th,
    2004, from

•   Perkins, R. (2003). First grade friends: Mrs. Perkins-first grade. Retrieved October 12th,
    2004, from

•   Perkins, R. (2003). Parent permission: Mrs. Perkins-first grade. Retrieved October 12th,
•   2004, from

•   Virginia Department of Education. (n.d.). Acceptable use policies: a handbook. Retrieved
    October 12th, 2004, from

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