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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 
Internet Safety at the Elementary Level
West Hartford Public Schools is committed to helping students and their families become safe users of the Internet and other digital tools.  

One of these supportive resources is Cyber Compass, a web site that includes numerous tools for parents, students, families, and educators.

The K-12 health education program is part of these efforts to help our children become safe, responsible consumers.  Below you will find an overview of the health education outcomes, as well as links to the elementary lessons.

West Hartford Public Schools Health Education

Blueprint for Internet Awareness and Safety 

Guiding Principles:

  • The Internet has the potential to be a powerful learning tool.  Inherent in this tool is the need to teach personal responsibility and to make students aware of the possible dangers.
  • Internet awareness and safety needs to be explicitly taught.
  • Internet safety should be integrated by all teachers at all grade levels throughout the year. 

 Health Education-Elementary Level 

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

How do I stay safe when using the Internet?

How do I communicate effectively on the Internet?

What do I do if I am feeling uncomfortable or unsafe on the Internet?


  • We should have adult permission and assistance when using the Internet.
  • Cyberspace is a community with rules.   “Do not talk to strangers” helps keep us safe.
  • If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable when on the Internet, tell a trusted adult.


  • There are basic rules of netiquette that help us communicate positively and effectively on the Internet.
  •  If you or a friend is bullied online, report cyberbullying to a trusted adult.

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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