According to webwise.ie an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is "is an important document which governs students' use of internet at school and covers a wide range of issues surrounding the rights, responsibilities and privileges - as well as sanctions - connected with computer use" ("What is an Acceptable Use Policy," n.d.).
The internet offers so many amazing opportunities for today's student. Gone are the card catalog and color coded index cards strewn everywhere, instead students have an incredible wealth of information at their literal fingertips. As their teachers, it is imperative that in addition to teaching them to read and to calculate that we teach them how to appropriately use the awesome resource that is technology. A clear and consistent Acceptable Use Policy is an important part of teaching today's learners to become responsible digital citizens.
Most school districts and schools by extension have an Acceptable Use Policy in place. When becoming familiar with your school's Acceptable Use Policy, it is important to know that it should include the following components as outlined by Common Sense Education:
Acceptable use policies. (n.d.) retrieved from https://www.webwise.ie/teachers/what-is-an-acceptable-use-policy-2/
What is an acceptable use policy? (n.d.) retrieved from https://www.webwise.ie/teachers/what-is-an-acceptable-use-policy-2/