ICT and Social-media policy for school students

One of the issues that engaged a number of teachers here in Ireland at the end of the 2011/2012 school year in June was the whole question of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)  in secondary (high) schools and the intersection with social-media.

Issues were arising in schools and policies were needed.

While I was off-line (at least on the Blog) over the last six weeks or so, I have been gathering ideas and writing a template for an ICT and Social-media policy for secondary school students.

You can read and comment on it here. I would really like your feedback.

My primary source was Katie Lepi’s Crowdsourced School Social Media Policy Now Available (here). Her work is based on over four-hundred crowd sourced edits! I have specifically included her in the Creative Commons license.

I was also influenced by Doug Belshaw’s Acceptable Use Policy – feedback required! (here).The comments on his posting are very interesting!

I was inspired by Max Senge’s A hippocratic Oath for Techies & Policymakers (here). Its simplicity is its strength!

Please note that the draft policy is published under a Creative Commons license. You are free to take and adapt it as set out here
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Draft (August 2012) Template for an ICT and Social Media Policy for Schools in the Republic of Ireland by Donal O’ Mahony is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Ireland License.
Based on a work at http://edudemic.com/2012/06/school-social-media-policy/

The photo is from topgold’s Flickr photostream.


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  2. Donal O' Mahony

    Thanks Trevor

    By its nature this type of policy will keep evolving…there is a change expected of schools in some type of BYOD/T practice.

    I am looking forward to the evolution – Thanks for promoting!


  3. Trevor Connolly

    Thanks for sharing this document Donal, it is an area that I hope to pursue myself this year. I’ve saved the link to allow for follow up and discussion.


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