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Lesson Length The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour

Some variation possible.

Assessment Level 1

Students The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome  
Overall Focus

The focus for this criterion is the access to the network and how this is controlled and conditioned by an organisational policy, usually this is an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

Student should be able to explain the AUP and know it's principles reasonably well.  They can resent their knowledge to other students or staff.

Students should be allowed to discuss the AUP and why the different rules and regulations are in place and what signing a document to agree to them actually means.

They can present their findings and knowledge to other members of the school.

Lesson Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

Key words AUP, cyberbullying, policy, etiquette These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons  

work to support and acceptable use policy

Evidence here will be student's own work, eportfolios and assessor observations  
Key Questions Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics Students will need to look at the parts of the AUP and discuss them in some detail to fully understand them. Who should use an AUP?  Are there any exceptions?  Does it apply to everyone, or just to students?  Can you explain it clearly to other students?
Learning Objectives
  • understand the meanings of the AUP
  • be able to explain the main requirements
  • be able to discuss the difference between acceptable and unacceptable, especially in areas which are not clear

Students should show that they understand the principles of the AUP and how to maintain them with their own behaviour.  They should also be able to appreciate the benefit by using such a system.

They can explain how well they understand to an audience.

If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding.  The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.
Teaching and Learning Elements
  • How to present the school AUP
  • Detailed look at the key principles and how to relay them
  • Students can break into groups and work on their presentations
  • Class discussion and examples of their findings back to class
  • Group or individual work on their own understanding

Students can work on resenting their understanding of the detail of the AUP to an audience.

Use some of the student's ideas and examples to flesh out a solid understanding before progressing

Question students about how and why they did what they did.  Check for understanding.


Lesson Structure Possible structure
  1. Overview of key ideas in presenting
  2. investigate how to convey the main points
  3. look at and discuss extensions to the AUP
  4. discuss what they have learned and what they can apply
  5. volunteers to share their work and explain how they came to their opinions
  6. highlight next week's focus and issue homework

Police light graphic Having studied the AUP in some detail, and hopefully recommended their own modifications to it, students should now be well placed to present this information to others.  They can perhaps devise and present an AUP for their previous primary school, or present one to the network team or staff.

How often does the AUP need to be looked at, especially since technology is changing so quickly.

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Homework Get students to comment on their presentations on their blogs. Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment


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