Today’s students will be the first generation to use the Internet for their entire lives. This unprecedented access to resources will enhance their learning, research, communications, explorations for new ideas, and expressions of creativity. Unfortunately, this remarkable resource has become susceptible to abuse that often targets young people.

  • The Internet is a valuable learning, communication, and entertainment provider. A child’s Internet use should be based on age and the family’s needs and values.
  • Parents must understand potential Internet dangers and prepare their children, just as they prepare them for going to the playground or crossing the street.
  • Parents can provide the best protection for their children and help reinforce the principles learned in the classroom. Families should reach agreements about acceptable Internet activity and content.
  • Monitoring is crucial. Parents should know where their children go online, how long they stay there, and the warning signs that something is wrong.

Virginia Department of Education’s Guidelines and Resources for Internet Safety in Schools.

Parents Can Monitor Students’ Internet Activity on School-issued Devices Outside of School Hours

In the interest of increased cyber safety, WJCC Schools has subscribed to the Securly home mobile app to allow parents to monitor their child’s internet activity and block or pause websites on school-issued devices after school hours. To access the app:

  1. Access the email invitation that was shared with families during the first week of school (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.

Resources for Talking to your Student about Social Media Safety

Resources for Parents, Families & Community

Keeping Your Identity & Computer Safe

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