ERIC Number: ED438775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-18
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Internet Acceptable User Policies in Alabama School Systems.
Sun, Feng; McLean, James E.
The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of and need for acceptable use policies (AUPs) for students' use of the Internet in Alabama school systems. Alabama superintendents were questioned using an electronic survey that could be returned via e-mail on an anonymous Internet site. Primary questions were: (1) What is your level of concern about students' proper use of the Internet? (2) Is there really a necessity for schools to have an AUP concerning accessing the Internet? (3) What do you believe are the crucial elements of an AUP for students' use of the Internet? (4) What was the nature of the incident your system experienced related to student use of the Internet in the past years? and (5) What is the best way to make sure that students use the Internet properly in school other than having an AUP? Results suggest that there is a great need for Internet use policies in Alabama. While the students in a majority of school systems use the Internet, a minority of the systems have adequate AUPs. Appendices include the questionnaire, cover letter, a sample AUP, and a list of Internet sites about AUPs. (Contains 22 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama