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The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is now available online. You can still download selected sections as documents including:

  • sample policies;
  • guidance for schools on information security;
  • West Sussex guidance for the safer use of the internet by staff working with young people;
  • posters.

Schools can customise these resources with their own school logos and more local instructions.

The current version is v5.2

An accompanying summary sheet for the 'West Sussex guidance for the safer use of the internet by staff working with young people' was added in October 2010.

Guidance for staff when using personal mobile phones at school was added in October 2012.

An update to the 'West Sussex guidance for the safer use of the internet by staff working with young people' was added in April 2013.

If you have any comments or queries regarding this please contact Simon Gawn, ICT in Schools Officer on 01243 777926 or email ictinschools@westsussex.gov.uk.

  • The information given in this document will help schools to write their own policy.
 
  • Many pupils are very familiar with internet use and culture and it would be wise to discuss the School Internet Policy with them, possibly through a student council.
 
 
  • Schools need to ensure that pupils and staff use the emails service in an appropriate manner.
 
  • There are many circumstances where schools may wish to publish digital images (either video or still) of students or their work.
 
  • Video conferencing provides users with access to high quality video conferencing, and the ability to use file share, chat, and whiteboard functions.
 
 
  • Copyright protection exists to prevent people copying original works without the consent of the author. This includes videos, photos, music and documents.
 
  • Schools hold information on both pupils and staff, and in doing so must follow the requirements of the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA).
 
  • New guidance for schools relating to the importance of keeping information secure has now been added to the West Sussex Acceptable Use policy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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