Acceptable Use Policies • A description of the instructional values and approaches to be sustained by Internet access in schools • A statement on the educational uses and benefits of the Internet in the school • A list of the duties of teachers, parents, and students for using the Internet • A code of ethical conduct governing behavior on the Internet • A description of the consequences of violating the AUP
Continued… • A description of what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable use of the Internet • A disclaimer releasing the school division, under specific circumstances, from responsibility • A statement reminding users that Internet access and the use of computer networks is a privilege, not a right • A statement that the AUP observes state and national telecommunication rules and regulations • A signature form for teachers, parents, and students indicating that they intend to abide by the AUP
Ethics • Ethics are defined as the rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession.
Some Of the Areas Ethics Cover • Honest • Adherence to the law • Product safety and quality • Health and Safety in the workplace • Conflicts of interest • Employment practices • Selling and marketing practices • Financial reporting
More Areas Ethics Cover • Trading in securities/using confidential information • Acquiring and using information about competitors • Security • Payments to obtain business • Political activities • Protection of the environment
Is Everything You Read True? • There's lots of good information on the Internet, but you will also find opinions, misconceptions, and inaccurate information. How do you judge the quality of Internet resources? • Do you believe everything you read? How gullible are you? There are people who believe that we never walked on the moon and that the Holocaust never happened, so be careful when you read a web page. The truth is out there, but so is the lie.
Real or Not Real Websites • http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ • http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/ • http://www.thedogisland.com/ • http://petsorfood.com/ • http://www.deadlysins.com/guineaworm/index.htm • http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ • http://www.petroldirect.com/
What about all the Rumors??? • http://www.snopes.com/ • http://www.hoax-slayer.com/ • http://urbanlegends.about.com/
Wikipedia and Validity • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability • What do your teachers say about Wikipedia? • Can you use it for research?
Websites • All websites – VERIFY, VERIFY, VERIFY • Class Activity