Every year we run a series of workshops with our year 11 student to revise and review the acceptable use guidelines.
The guidelines we use are based on ones I developed and shaped by the students and the rest of the school community. Everything in them is up for discussion and review. We believe that there is no point in making a guideline or rule that does not bear scrutiny and discussion. If you can not justify the statement and support/defend the stance then you should not have proposed it in the first place.
So the process we go through examines reach of the different aspects of digital citizenship:
- Respecting yourself
- Protecting yourself
- Respecting others
- Protecting others
- Respecting intellectual property
- Protecting intellectual property
We support the presentation and discussion with some great stimulus material from various sources:
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/ This has great videos and teacher resources for all school age groups
- E-safety: Developing whole-school policies to support effective practice