Internet Tips

Safety & Security

By: Jacqueline Lucas, Mariya Flores, Hae Ryun Jung

What is an Acceptable Use Policy?

An Acceptable Use Policy contains sex elements.

  • preamble: explains why the policy is needed, its goals, and the process of developing the policy
  • definition section: defines key words used in the policy
  • policy statement: tells what computer services are covered by the AUP and the circumstances under which students can use computer services
  • acceptable uses section: define appropriate student use of the computer network
  • unacceptable uses section: the AUP should give clear, specific examples of what constitutes unacceptable student use
  • violations/sanctions section: tell students how to report violations of the policy or who to question about its application


Cyberbullying is the deliberate use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

In this technology age many children have iPhones/iPods/or means of downloading the apps provided by these services. Many apps have been created that make cyberbullying a lot easier such as: Ugly Meter, Enemy Graph, and Anonymous Texting. Over 160,000 students stay home every school day due to bullying. 1 in 7 students is either a bully or a victim. 56% of students have witnessed some sort of bullying at their school.

5 Practical Tips To Cyberbullying

1. As a parent, know your child's passwords to all of their accounts

2. Keep the computer in common areas of the home

3. Monitor websites and what they are going on

4. Do not look the other way or ignore any sign of bullying you hear or see

5. Let children know of the resources available if they see bullying or know of it happening


Bullies or Best Friends? The Challenge of Interpreting Interpersonal Relationships - Cyberbullying Research Center. (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2014.

Preventing Bullying through Kindness - Cyberbullying Research Center. (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2014.

Distinguishing Bullying from Other Hurtful Behaviors - Cyberbullying Research Center. (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2014.

Getting Started on the Internet: Acceptable Use Policies. (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2014.