Acceptable Use Policy

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Acceptable Use Policy

The principles guiding the appropriate use of a public computer network by a private individual. It may also apply to the use of a computer provided to an individual by a company or agency for work use. The acceptable use policy outlines the types of websites a user may or may not visit and/or the kinds of work that are prohibited. For example, an acceptable use policy at a company may ban the use of a social networking website like Facebook. More commonly, AUPs ban the viewing of pornography or websites likely to contain viruses.
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But it's likely that they will give schools more discretion in fashioning student acceptable use policies.
Internet acceptable use policies contain the elements described below.
Schools are increasingly adopting acceptable use policies and technological codes of conduct in an attempt to raise consciousness about the non selective nature of information on the Internet and to protect themselves from parental complaints and legal difficulties.