This week we had to create acceptable use policies
. These are very important to have whenever you are working in a classroom where the children have internet and computer access. I can still remember growing up every year we had this important book that we had to take home and go over with our parents before we were allowed to use the internet at school, it was a long and very detailed acceptable use policies. Many school systems have these in place such as this one
. So when creating my own acceptable use policy I tried to think back to the ones of my past and also I tried to think of very common sense things that should be included. In my AUP I tried to stress the importance of following the rules and then also what the results would be if they did not follow it. My AUP is made up in the format of a contract and so if any of it is violated throughout the year I can simply go to my file and pull out the form that the child has signed. My AUP has simple and very reasonable rules that should not be hard to follow and will be posted around the classroom so the children won't forget throughout the year. My AUP is not forgiving, if you mess up once you lose your privilege, it may seem harsh, but I think it is appropriate because it helps stress the importance of following the rules.