With the fast-paced growth of technology use in all facets of our lives at home and at school, particularly with the rise of 1:1 initiatives at school and the increased use of online software and digital tools and resources, there is a need to talk about responsible use of technology. Ensuring that students learn to use technology safely, responsibly and ethically is a shared responsibility. WPS is dedicated to Digital Citizenship Education by promoting shared responsibility among school staff, parents, and students. Each stakeholder plays a vital role in helping our students learn to develop healthy habits and self-monitoring skills around the use of technology. By taking a proactive approach, parents and educators can work with children to help them avoid some of the common dangers associated with Internet and technology misuse.
WPS has selected the Common Sense Education platform as our district-wide resource for training and educating students, staff, and families on the elements of digital citizenship. The Common Sense platform aims to give all stakeholders a vast amount of age appropriate and readily accessible tools and resources to empower the next generation of digital citizens. To learn more about our vision and district goals for digital citizenship please view the Common Sense Education page.