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Appropriate Internet Use

This Appropriate Internet Use compliance training course explains the basic rules and common-sense guidelines for appropriate use of the organization's electronic-communication systems. It is intended to help employees spot — and avoid — issues of workplace discrimination (including sexual harassment), copyright infringement, securities-law violations, antitrust violations, loss of company trade secrets, and other problems that can arise from inappropriate Internet use at work.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 30 minutes


Without a doubt, the Internet has revolutionized the workplace. According to the Pew Research Center, 62% of American employees now use the Internet for their work, with 27% reporting "constant" use. With an Internet connection, a laptop or netbook, and a cell phone or PDA, many employees are fully equipped for their work wherever they are. Indeed, nearly half of employed Americans now work from home at least some of the time — and 18% do so every day or almost every day.

But with all of the potentially positive uses of the Internet come potential abuses, as well. Of 1,200 companies surveyed about Internet usage, 54% reported that they had caught employees browsing Web sites that were unrelated to their work — some up to eight hours per day! Another survey found that of the 30% of employers who fire employees for web-related violations, 84% cited the reason as the viewing or uploading of inappropriate material.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Overview
  • E-communications
  • Monitoring and access
  • Personal Internet use
  • Social networking
  • Inappropriate communications
  • Prohibited Internet use
  • Passwords
  • Working remotely
  • Phishing
  • Internet-use violations

About our courses

Like with all our courses, the Appropriate Internet Use training courses are written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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