Understanding Today’s Learners

Our WJCC classrooms are filled with the first generation of students to grow up in the digital era. These learners can more readily access, and enhance, their learning, communication, collaboration, and exploration for new ideas, and expressions of creativity using digital devices. Devices have become a remarkable resource for learning in our schools; however, if not given proper guidance, can be misused.

CommonSense.org, our division’s primary source for offering guidance on digital citizenship, equips our learning community with resources, information, and tools tailored for today’s youth, aiding in navigating the ever-evolving, technology-driven world of digital safety.

Engaging Families in Digital Safety

As technology continues to grow in education and everyday life, our WJCC families play a pivotal role in guiding child digital behavior at home. By being actively involved, families can reinforce positive online habits, instill critical thinking skills, and promote ethical use of technology. Establishing a unified effort between home and school ensures a consistent message about the importance of digital safety and responsible online conduct.

56%

of parents are worried their kids may become addicted to technology.

43%

worry their kids are spending too much time online.

38%

worry their kids are oversharing personal details.

94%

have positive attitudes about the role of technology in their children’s education.


Source: Common Sense’s National Survey

Staying Proactive with Family Tools & Support

Establish expectations and create conversations around device usage both in your home and in school.

Family Tech
Planners

Help your family have conversations and set expectations around age-appropriate tech use. Use these planners to inspire conversations about tech use as a family.

Tips for the
Digital World

Families can use these resources to support positive digital experiences for everyone. Learn how to access information and find resources to keep your family safe and healthy.

Digital
Citizenship

Find a Family Activity and/or Tip Sheet that aligns with lessons taught in the classroom.

Monitor using Securly

This home mobile app allows parents to monitor their child’s internet activity on a WJCC device. Parents can block or pause websites on school-issued devices after school hours.

  1. Access the email invitation that was shared with families during the first week of school (Search by email subject: Welcome to Securly). Emails were sent to the email addresses on file in ParentVUE.
  2. Scan the QR code or click on the link in the email to download the app on your preferred device.
  3. Check your email for a verification message.

If you have forgotten the email address registered with WJCC Schools, please call your school’s office. As a third-party tool, WJCC Schools is unable to troubleshoot issues connected to the Securly home app. Please find more information here or review this Getting Started Guide.


Click here to check privacy ratings & reviews of online apps & tools from Common Sense

Common Sense Media offers the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Our timely parenting advice supports families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age.

Additional Internet Safety Resources

  • Family tips, videos, workshops, and more. (English | Spanish)
  • Find short videos about managing devices at home, learning with technology, and much more. (English | Spanish)

VDOE Resources

Social Media Safety