Addressing the 21st century skill of digital citizenship is critically important in todays society; to help students to learn, communicate and collaborate safely and responsibly. Being a well rounded digital citizen in the community includes having email etiquette, reporting and preventing cyber bullying, learning how to protect private information, etc. WPS recognizes the importance of teaching digital citizenship and building a healthy school culture that includes responsible and thoughtful use of media and the internet among students and adults and preparing our students to practice safe, balanced, and ethical use of technology in many facet of their lives, both in and out of school.
Virginia HB 58 (2006) requires all school divisions to "include a component of internet safety for students that is integrated in a division's instructional program." The Virginia Department of Education has published Guidelines and Resources for Internet Safety in Schools. Additional information about internet safety can be found on the Virginia Department of Education website.