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AUP- basic guidelines for teachers and students

The following is a sample list of student and teacher guidelines that may be incorporated into a school AUP (Acceptable Use Policy). Some of these guidelines also apply to Internet usage at home. See No.8 Code of Practice for Internet Use at Home for further guidelines.


1. Keep your full name, your address, your home telephone number, and the name and address of your school a secret.
2. Do not send photographs of yourself or your friends to anyone.
3. Always ask your teacher for permission to download anything from the Internet.
4. Always ask teacher's permission before registering to participate in competitions and before you give the school e-mail address to anyone.
5. Tell your teacher if someone sends you picture that upset you. Do not reply to that person. Always tell your teacher if you see these kind of pictures on the Internet.
6. If someone upsets you in a chat room leave it immediately and report it to your teacher.
7. If someone on the Internet asks to meet you face-to-face always tell your teacher. 8. Always treat the people you meet on the Internet as strangers and remember that they may not be who they say they are.
9. Sending personal emails is not allowed. Check with your teacher before sending class emails.
10. If you have permission to bring to school your own diskettes or CD-ROMs, always remember to check them for viruses before using them.
11. Never download or upload material without prior permission from your teacher or school ICT co-ordinator.
12. Always ask teacher's permission before you join a newsgroup or chat room.


1. Always remove any unnecessary e-mails from the server as file storage space is limited.
2. Remind students of the school AUP and discuss issues that may arise relating to its implementation.
3. Update filtering software regularly.
4. Log student access to the Internet and agree on how or if their use of email, chat and the World Wide Web should be monitored.
5. Remember to log out (and shut down the computer) at the end of your Internet session.
6. Remind students that the deliberate violation of the school AUP could lead to the temporary or permanent removal of their account. (Insert the specific regulations.)
7. Report child pornography to the hotline, the police or the Internet Service Provider.

A translation (and EU harmonizing) of one chapter of the booklet “Internet in Schools – Ethics and Law.” This booklet was published in May 2000 and has been used in many Norwegian schools

Web Editor:Margit Hofer
Published: Wednesday, 28 Aug 2002
Last changed: Saturday, 5 Oct 2002
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