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Advice: Creating an Acceptable Use Policy

Clearly and consistently convey policies for safety, privacy, and use

Overview

An acceptable use policy (AUP) explicitly outlines how a school or district expects its community members to behave with technology, defining acceptable behavior from users of hardware and information systems such as the internet and any applicable networks. These policies need to be formally adopted and communicated.

AUPs can present a tricky challenge, as they must balance desires for security and safety with offering students ample and broad opportunity to access and use resources online.