Acceptable Use Policy

  • The BPS Acceptable Use Policy was developed with input from BPS administrators, teachers, students, parents, school police and the BPS legal advisor.

    It is the policy of the Boston Public Schools that students and staff will use all technology to access electronic ("computer") networks, including the Internet and e-mail, in a responsible, legal, and ethical manner. Failure to do so may result in the loss of network privileges for the user, disciplinary action under the Code of Discipline, and/or prosecution under federal or state law.

    The BPS Acceptable Use Policy outlines appropriate use and prohibited activities when using all technology resources and electronic devices as defined by school administrators. Every student is expected to follow all of the rules and conditions listed, as well as those given verbally by BPS teachers and administrators, and to demonstrate good citizenship and ethical behavior at all times.

    Acceptable Use Policy for Students (from the "Guide to BPS" publication) 

    Click here to read the BPS Acceptable Use Policy for Students.

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    BPS Acceptable Use Policy Playlist



    Be Responsible! AUP Video in all major BPS languages

    BPS AUP for Upper Elementary Series (3 videos) - English

    BPS AUP for Littles Series (2 videos) - English & Spanish



    Acceptable Use Policy