Today (10th February) sees schools and organisations across Kent, the UK and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
The Kent e-Safety Strategy Group are pleased to announce that a new document for education settings is being published today to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015. The “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities” document provides considerations and templates for education settings to use to when writing and updating their Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) and to empower their communities to “create a better internet together”.
This document replaces and builds upon the Staff ICT AUP document from 2012 and has been significantly extended to include statements and content to use with a range of audiences such as children and parents/carers as well as staff, visitors and volunteers and now includes templates for specific situations such as the offical use of social media. The document includes a range of template AUPs for schools to adapt according to their needs and requirements as well as sample letters, examples and references to additional material. The document also includes in depth guidance for leaders and managers to consider when developing AUPs which will empower and engage their communities.
Kent schools and settings can consult with the e-Safety Officer to discuss policies and procedures in relation to schools and settings online safeguarding responsibilities.
The “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities” document is available electronically as both a PDF and word document, along with other e-Safety Material on the Kelsi website here: http://www.kelsi.org.uk/pupil_support_and_wellbeing/safety,_health_and_wellbeing/child_protection_safeguarding/e-safety.aspx
Note: Be aware the link to the documents currently says “Staff ICT AUP” due to an error and this will be updated shortly.