Parent Resources and Links

DISTRICT News

Emergency Closing Information WW-P will post emergency closing information on the district web site and on the main district telephone number (609-716-5000).

You can also receive emergency closing and other information via your cell phone from the WW-P Twitter account.

There are two ways to get this information: 1. If you do not have a Twitter account (or if you do not want an account), follow us on Twitter this way: From your cell phone, send this text “follow WWP_Notices” to 40404. Do not use quotation marks and there is a space between ‘follow’ and ‘WWP_Notices.’ 2. If you have a Twitter account, follow WWP_Notices To remove your phone from Twitter: Send STOP twice in succession to 40404, which will delete you from Twitter.

 

PTSA Links & Parent Resources

National PTA – Parents a Key to Internet Safety
The media has recently paid a lot of attention to the alarming stories of children who have been seriously harmed by predators they first encountered through online activity, sometimes through the creation of a personal website. While such sites can be an incredible outlet for creativity and personal expression, they can also present serious risks if they are not critically monitored by responsible adults. You need to educate yourself about the potential dangers this access can pose and talk with your child about using the Internet safely.

Children who have their own websites need to understand how an outsider might view the information they post. Ask them to consider what a stranger would learn about them from the information they posted and how that information could be used to harm them.

You should periodically type all family members  names into a commonly used search engine to find out what types of information is posted about them . If you find that your child has created a website that you weren?t aware of, take a look. You should let your child know that you are aware of the site, and that you will be monitoring it. If your child has posted personal or inappropriate information, you should have a serious and open discussion about it.

Your child needs to know what the rules are, why they exist, and what the consequences will be if they are broken. Above all, you need to reassure your child that if anything online makes him or her feel uncomfortable, you are the safest person to turn to for help and advice.

National PTA is a member of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, which is a valuable resource for parents who want to learn more about Internet Safety.