Lesson Ten

User Policies and Censorship

Many sites on the Internet house objectionable materials which can cause legal problems for your school. However you can take steps to protect yourself and your school.

To develop reasonable user policies relating to Internet access.
To explore ways of blocking student access to objectionable materials.

Obscene Materials on the Internet
A great deal has been written about the fact that the Internet is uncensored and objectionable materials are easily available to anyone with full access.

Safe Surfing Programs
Commercial programs are available that screen out or block objectionable sites on the Internet.

Acceptable Usage Policies (AUP)
How to create an acceptable usage policy that deals with the presence of objectionable materials on the Internet

I can:
Find safe surfing programs on the Internet.
Download an AUP.