The aim of
this set of resources is to provide information, practical advice and re-usable
templates to support safe Internet practices for schools in Europe to discuss,
adapt and use. The resources were identified, trialled and developed as part
of the European Commission funded DotSafe project. Partners in eight countries
took part in the project and so the materials may be seen as representing a
consensus and baseline for Internet safety for schools in Europe.
materials are in five sections.
privacy and legal issues - Internet
safety scenarios at school
Find here an introduction
in the problematic of Internet safety, its issues and scenarios.
Creating an AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)
section offers guidance on creating an AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) in addition
to providing resources such as a sample AUP and a parent's letter, which can
be reused or customised to suit school needs.
safety in context - A
school acceptable Use Policy - AUP
parents letter - AUP
basic guidelines for teachers and students
Codes of Practice
Sample codes of practice have been developed as a point of reference or for
reuse by schools at primary and post primary level. A sample code of practice
for use at home is also provided.
primary schools, post-primary
schools and Code of practice at home
Integrating the Internet
This section describes Integrating
the Internet ow all aspects of the Internet can
be used safely and effectively in a school context. It provides information
and guidance on issues such as the World Wide Web, chat rooms, email, newsgroups,
message boards and publishing a school website.Guidelines
for teachers to following topics:
from the Internet, publishing
a school's website,
a student website, chatrooms,
section covers a range of netiquette guidelines, which relate to students and
teachers in both primary and post primary schools.
Netiquette - an introduction - Netiquette
for Primary schools
for Post-primary schools
The materials should be
seen and used within the wider context of the DotSafe project. The DotSafe project
ran from January 2001 to June 2002 and was a pilot project part-funded by the
European Commission under the Internet
Action Plan.The Action Plan is part of a set of policies and actions at
European level to deal with illegal and harmful content on the Internet, focusing
on hotline to report illegal material, rating and filtering systems and awareness
Tove Hauge, Morten S. Hagedal and the Pedagogical reference group: Else Margrete
Lillestøl Magerøy, Svein Egil Haugen, Gjermund Eikli for permission to base
a number of items on their 'Internet Casuistics'.
The National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education, British Computer
Society (Education Committee) and Kent Local Education Authority, in particular
Sandra Crapper and Peter Banbury.
Charlotte Aynsley, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
Jacquie Disney, Parents Information Network. Note: The Code of Practice for
Internet Use at Home uses and adapts material which is copyright Parents Information
Network (PIN) UK 2001-2002. All rights reserved. Permission was granted for
this usage. http://www.pin.org.uk"
Many other individuals and
organisations in Europe and world wide. The project was made possible with European
For any questions the
national co-ordinators will reply to you:
Copyright © European Schoolnet
2002. These materials may be copied for non-commercial educational use provided
the source is acknowledged.