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 Creating a Cybersafety Policy For Your School

Cybersafety is part of the board of education's responsibility.

Schools can adapt GaDOE’s school cybersafety policy template to best suit their needs. Schools may elect to develop the policy further to safely manage the use of specific equipment or learning environments.

NetSafe consulted widely on the development of the school cybersafety policy template.

It is necessary to review and update this policy regularly because of changing circumstances, including use of communication technologies across the school, technological advances, curriculum changes and upgraded or new buildings.

Other associated policies (such as bullying/harassment policies) should also refer to the misuse of communication technologies. Examples of such misuse include text bullying using mobile phones, or bullying/harassing others on social networking websites.