Connecting Families

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From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents address important topics and have meaningful conversations with their kids about making great choices in their digital lives.

This free, year long program includes everything parent facilitators need to encourage their schools and communities to use connected technologies in ways that are both fun and safe. Our resources include a step-by-step hosting guide, conversation topics, and printable resources to share -- all carefully researched and crafted by Common Sense educational technology experts. Get started with the Program Overview (en español), and then follow the steps below.  Use our customizable Program Intro Letter (en español) to help get more school community members involved with Connecting Families. 

Step 1: Kick off the program by hosting a Teen Panel. Our how-to handbook empowers you to get teens talking about their perspectives on the digital world.

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Step 2: Facilitate parent discussions with our Conversation Cases. Each topic includes a real-life example, question prompts, and materials for facilitators and participants.

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Step 3: Download and share our Family Toolbox. Our family media agreements, digital glossary, and other resources support the home-to-school connection all year.

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