Electronic Resources – Internet Safety Overview
Each student attending Walla Walla Public Schools has the privilege of Internet access. This access is meant to serve as an extension of instructional materials to help meet curriculum goals. Teachers will provide appropriate supervision and will instruct students about their role as “network citizens” and the etiquette and conduct expected in this global community. Students and staff will receive appropriate grade level training on internet and social media safety.
Students will also receive instruction on appropriate use of electronic devices. Student pictures or names can be published on any public class, school or district website unless parents/guardians of students less than 18 years of age “opt out” in writing to the principal in accordance with district Directory Information Policy 3233.
Parents and guardians of minors are expected to assist the school by setting and conveying the standards that their son/daughter should follow when using the Internet. Misuse of the Walla Walla Public Schools Electronic Information Network may result in loss of access privileges, disciplinary action in compliance with existing district policy, or other legal or criminal action, including restitution, if appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE! A parent/guardian who does not want their student to participate in the use of the Internet as an extension of instructional materials and curriculum must notify the school principal in writing (see list below for detailed information). The parent/guardian acknowledges that information and resources available to their student may be limited due to lack of Internet access. All users of this network are governed by the district Acceptable Use Guidelines which must be reviewed annually.
- Policy 2022 - ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (NETWORKS)
- Procedure 2022 – ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (NETWORKS) – Acceptable Use Guidelines
- Acceptable Use Guidelines Policy Review Form (English and Spanish)
- The Walla Walla School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all requirements of the ADA.
- Electronic Information Systems Opt-Out Form
Internet Safety – Student Education Plan Overview
- Students and staff should not reveal personal information, including home address and phone number on websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, social networking sites, wikis, e-mail or as content on any other electronic medium.
- Students and staff should not reveal personal information about another individual on any electronic medium without first obtaining permission.
- Student pictures or names can be published on any public class, school or district website unless parents/guardians of students less than 18 years of age “opt out” in writing to the principal in accordance with district Directory Information Policy 3233.
- Users, including students, should never meet people in person that they have contacted on the system without parent/guardian permission.
- If students encounter dangerous or inappropriate information or messages, they should notify the appropriate school authority.
Internet Safety – Instruction Overview
- Age appropriate materials will be made available for use across grade levels.
- Training on online safety issues and materials implementation will be made available for administration, staff and families.
Cyberbullying, hate mail, defamation, harassment of any kind, discriminatory jokes and remarks are not permitted. This is a form of bullying. Students who are being cyberbullied are expected to complete and submit the following form:
Web/Social Media Guidelines & Application Form
Text Messaging & Instant Messaging Communication Guidelines
Links & Resources
- Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately (http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/)
- Digital Citizenship: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_citizen)
- Internet Safety: Kids Health (http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html)
- Internet Safety: Washington State Attorney General: (http://www.atg.wa.gov/InternetSafety.aspx#.Ul2sGtJJPmc)
- Cyberbullying Research Center (http://cyberbullying.us/)
- WWPS Safe Schools Committee (http://www.wwps.org/programs/safe-schools-program)
- WWPS Bullying Incident Reporting Form