Need a Parent AUP for your parent portal?

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Topics: Parents

A few people have been asking for some ideas on putting together an appropriate Acceptable Use Policy for Parents as part of them accessing a parent portal. Please note that what I have put together below reflect access from their own technology and does not incorporate access to school owned equipment:


Parent Portal Acceptable Use Policy (PPAUP)
Parent Guidelines

All Parents/Guardians are required to sign up to this acceptable use policy before they log in to the parent portal for the first time. They must accept the conditions set out below in order to access any material.  This policy remains in effect for all subsequent logins.  If the policy changes the policy will be reissued and reacceptance sort. 
If you breach any of these conditions, the college reverses the right to deny access to the Parent Portal.
Account Security
·         Each individual is responsible for the security and use of their Username and password.
·         You are not allowed to use the account, Username or password of any other user.
·         You must not disclose your Username or password to anyone else.
When using the communication facilities (forums) YOU MUST:
·        Respect other people’s views and beliefs.
·        Only post comments which are appropriate to the particular discussion.
·        Remember that you are conversing with real people.
·        By contributing posts to any forum within the parent portal you are granting a license to the school to reproduce the content of your posting, and you are also granting a license to other users to download or copy the content in accordance with these conditions.
·         You must give due acknowledgement for material quoted from other sources.
When using the communication facilities YOU MUST NOT:
·        Post anything abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise illegal.
·        Post any personal or private information on any individual.
·        Use forums to air grievances, grievances should be made in accordance with college procedures.
·        Copy or forward any communication without permission.
·        Include material which is confidential or the copyright of which is owned by someone else, unless you have first obtained permission.
·        Post material which contains viruses or other programs which may disrupt the school’s systems.
·        Post any advertising or promotional material.
·        Behave in an impolite or offensive manner.
You are permitted to view, copy, and print documents hosted within the parent portal subject to your agreement that:
·        Your use of the material is for your own personal information, and for non-commercial purposes only.
·        You will not modify the documents or graphics in any form or manner.
·        You will not copy or distribute graphics separately from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context.
Please read this document carefully. If you violate these provisions, access to the parent portal will be denied. Additional action may be taken by the school in line with existing policy.   Where appropriate, police may be involved or other legal action taken.
I have read and understand the above and agree to use the school computer facilities within these guidelines.
I hope that some of you find this useful.

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