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Acceptable Use Policies

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Started by Karen Spencer 15 Apr 2011 4:00pm () Replies (7)

The NetSafe team is interested in your thoughts about  a new approach to Acceptable Use Policies

Schools have traditionally relied on an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to define student / staff behaviours in the use of ICT.  These policies generally list the DOs and more often the DONTS of technology use in the school environment.

Many schools are now reviewing and revising their AUP in light of rapid changes in technology use and the introduction of learning environments where students create, control and share their own content.   More and more  educators are seeking ways to effectively guide students to become responsible digital citizens.

This NetSafe  collaboration  document proposes a new approach to an AUP based on the values in the New Zealand Curriculum. We invite your comments and suggestions.


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  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 24 May 2012 2:18pm ()

    It is certainly a challenging area, trying to strike a balance between risk management and open access. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and questions:-)

    You might be interested in this other thread running in the BYOD in Schools group, on similar agreements (albeit related to students' own devices): 


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