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School ICT Policies Thread, Why do we get staff and pupils to sign the AUP? in School Administration; Originally Posted by sonofsanta As I don't expect anyone to read the actual AUP I've written (12,000 words or something) ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    As I don't expect anyone to read the actual AUP I've written (12,000 words or something) so the signed-sheet providing a one-page summary is a useful way of getting the gist of it in front of eyeballs. I think it's useful with the kids, certainly - a lot of them think that anything done on a computer isn't real, it's all just a game (cf. 90% of Facebook bullying) so explicitly spelling out some rules helps there.
    I like the idea of a summary sheet - might moot that to the powers-that-be

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I like the idea of a summary sheet - might moot that to the powers-that-be
    Gizza kick if you want me to ping over ours as an example... took a bit of cheating with the margins but it does all fit on one page in the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    I think it's useful with the kids, certainly - a lot of them think that anything done on a computer isn't real, it's all just a game
    "I'm trolling. U mad?"

    No, you're being a [censored] for no reason. There's a difference. Learn it.

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    The point that Tom has raised about the legal nature of AUPs and having children (minors) signing a document is that it is non-enforcable. Dr Brian Bandey (who has written the papers Tom refers to) has been running a closed group in LinkedIn discussing things like this ... and the white papers are available at eSafety in Education | eSafety law | Inappropriate content liability

    Well worth a read, both academically and also to help raise the importance of ensuring people understand why you have policies around safeguarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    ... and the white papers are available at eSafety in Education | eSafety law | Inappropriate content liability

    Well worth a read, both academically and also to help raise the importance of ensuring people understand why you have policies around safeguarding.
    is it ironic that the link to this is filtered in our school....??

    AUP = Actually Useless Paperwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoyle View Post
    is it ironic that the link to this is filtered in our school....??

    AUP = Actually Useless Paperwork
    The smoothwall site is blocked? Wow ... talk about extreme.

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    Probably because it mentions 'proxy' and so is being categorised as a proxy site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    The smoothwall site is blocked? Wow ... talk about extreme.
    can get thru to the Smoothwall site OK. Just the link that's blocked.
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    That's the active content filter that's blocking it. Basically, some of the text on the page is triggering an automated block. I still believe it will be repeated use of the word 'proxy'. If you call SwGFL they should be able to whitelist it for you.

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