Acceptable Technology Use Policy


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  Acceptable Technology Use Policy


Acceptable Technology Use Policies are a collection of rules and expectations established by an organization to guide the ways in which technology is used and accessed. It is important to have these policies in place due to the everyday incorporation of technology in the classroom. These policies are used to outline acceptable uses of technology and provide consequences for violating the policy within the school. Each school should have their personal Acceptable Use Policy for faculty, parents, and students. In your Technology Use Policy, you include explicit behaviors  you expect and things you expect students not to do.   


How does our school design a AUP?

When a school is formulating or designing an Acceptable Technology Use Plan (AUP), decisions have to be made about what the technology expectations for students. then, the correct tone and vocabulary should be used - depending on the age of students.  Next, consequences for not following the plan need to be decided with all parties involved.  The final step is to design the AUP, present it to students with explicit instruction and activities and get the student, parent, teacher, and administrator to sign a policy.  The following resources might give a more clear direction in designing the AUP.


Resources for formulating Policy

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Acceptable Use Policy

Computer Use and the AUP

 Developing a AUP for your school


Below is an example policy used in a school.  Things can be added to or taken away from the policy being designed; but having an example to look over might be helpful.  More examples can be found by googling: Sample AUP for education.


Example of a Technology Use Policy:  


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  • All use of electronic devices must support of educational purposes.
  • Research assigned classroom topics with the permission of a facilitator.
  • Use school network and technology to assist in the completion of school related work using appropriate netiquette.
  • Maintain proper care of the technology while in use and notify the facilitator if technology is malfunctioning.


  • Use the internet for non-educational or illegal purposes
  • View or share inappropriate material
  • Change/alter electronic files that do not belong to the user
  • Plagiarize an idea or work as an original idea without crediting the source
  • Use copyrighted materials without permission
  • Share passwords with someone who is not the facilitator
  • Log onto the network as another user

Violation of the Acceptable Technology Use Policy will be subject to disciplinary actions based on the severity of the violation.

Student Name: ________________________________________________________________

Teacher Name: ________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________________

Date: ___/___/___

(Source: Brewton City Schools Code of Conduct and Parent and Student Notifications 2017-2018.)


How do we present it to our students?

Students' learning styles vary, so make sure to present the policy of technology use in more than one format before sending the policy home to be signed by both student and parent.    






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