"Dissecting Your AUP"

Description: Is your school's acceptable use policy something that can be used to teach responsible online behavior and digital citizenship or is it a wordy, legalistic, list of don'ts? Lets discuss elements of a good AUP.

Questions to Generate Discussion

  • Is your AUP a list of DON’Ts or a list of DO’s?
  • Is the main purpose of your AUP...
    • To teach your students responsible Internet behavior.
    • To protect your school from being sued.
  • Is it necessary for an AUP to list consequences for specific offenses?
  • Why does CIPA recommend you NOT have an AUP?