David Warlick suggests these four steps when revising an acceptable use policy:
- establish goals for the use of read/write Web tools
- identify specific uses of read/write Web application that the school supports
- identify activities that are not acceptable and could compromise student's safety
- provide documents that serve as instructional resources and code of ethics to guide student use of technology.
- Tell the story of the human experience boldly, even when it is unpopular to do so.
- Give voice to the voiceless. Official and unofficial sources of information can be equally valid. (147).
Our text also suggests pointing staff and parents to GetNetWise for its Online Safety Guide and other internet safety resources. Another great resource was listed on Vacuous Digressions' blog, referencing a movie he recommends sharing with students about how accessible their online information is to the rest of the world. It's called Think Before You Post on TeacherTube.
To help combat the attitude that "availability means permission" this Fair(y) Use Tale on TeacherTube is a very entertaining way of teaching copyright law and fair use to students.