A few resources dedicated to rethinking acceptable use policies (AUPs) in schools.
1. Getting in the Right Mindset
In all of our efforts to teach students safe, appropriate, and responsible technology use, are we forgetting the more important job of teaching our students empowered use?
- Instead of an AUP, how about an EUP? (Empowered Use Policy)
- 27 Internet safety talking points
- Blocking the future
- Don’t teach your kids this stuff. Please?
- If you could give your child a superpower, would you?
- Rethinking technology restrictions in schools
- The one percent doctrine
- Straight from the DOE: Dispelling myths about blocked sites
- Dispelling six myths about blocked sites
- The way we should be thinking about Internet filtering
- I don’t like my district’s AUP
- What message does your AUP send home?
- I don’t like Internet filters
- Can social media and school policies be ‘friends?’
2. Some Student AUPs
- The AUP of the future
- Siskiyou Union High School District AUP (Mount Shasta, CA)
- Science Leadership Academy AUP (Philadelphia, PA)
- Yokohama (Japan) International School Connected Learning Community Handbook
- AUP driven by vision not protection
- Anastasis Academy AUP (Centennial, CO)
- East Lothian (Scotland)
- Washoe County School District AUP (Reno, NV) [pp. 12-14]
- Newell-Fonda, IA Schools AUP
- CoSN – AUPs in a Web 2.0 and Mobile Era (sample AUPs start on page 6; Item 7)
- Social Networking Acceptable Use (ongoing project)
3. Other Resources
- Three sets of computer ethics
- Steps to follow when creating social media guidelines for your school
- CoSN – Rethinking state and school district policies concerning mobile technologies and social media
- Teachers and social media (New Zealand Teachers Council)
4. Employee AUPs
- We trust you with the children but not the Internet
- No Facebook for you!
- Why you don’t need an employee social media policy
- Proposed social media policy for employees, Part 1 (the comments are excellent)
- Proposed social media policy for employees, Part 2
- Avoid social networking
- Teachers and the Facebook dilemma
- The social media policy of the future
- Sample guidelines for the use of educational networking sites by professional staff
- Minnetonka, MN Schools Employee Use of Social Media Policy
What would you add to these lists?