External Counseling Related Sites:
American School Counseling Association https://www.schoolcounselor.org/ 

PWCS Student Services Homepage:  http://www.pwcs.edu/departments/student_services

Helping Students after Floods/Hurricanes 
https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/professional-development/learn-more/helping-students-after-a-hurricane


Personal/Social Development Sites:
https://wedolisten.org/

https://charactercounts.org/program-overview/six-pillars/

Academic Sites:
https://quizlet.com/  (this site is excellent for on-the-go studying. Students can search by content area and use flashcards, games, quizzes that are already in the system. OR Parents can create quizzes based on study guides for their children to study. There is also a free app for mobile device). 

Career Development Sites:
Virginia Career View:  https://www.vaview.vt.edu/

Parenting Resource Sites:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/  (this site is wonderful for checking content of books, movies, video games, etc). 

Internet Safety Tips from Virginia Attorney General:

Internet Safety Tips - Parents

  1. Build a solid, trusting relationship. Encourage your kids to share their technological experiences. An open line of communication is effective at preventing online victimization.
  2. Initiate a discussion about privacy. Tell your kids that what they post, text, upload, or send is irretrievable. Any information they put out there can be distributed without their knowledge or permission.
  3. Establish rules governing technology. Let your kids know you will be monitoring their activity online. Tell them up-front they should have no expectation of privacy. Ask what sites they visit and view any online profiles they have posted. Tell them when they are allowed to talk, text, and surf the Internet on their phone.
  4. Keep the home computer visible. Prohibit use of computers in private areas of the house, such as bedrooms.
  5. Share passwords. Make sure you know the password to every site your child visits.
  6. Watch for danger signs warning of online predators. Become suspicious if your child is secretive or obsessive about being online, changes screens, turns off computer when you are nearby, or receives phone calls or mail from someone you don’t know.