Connecting Families will be retired June 30, 2020.

Connecting Families

Connecting Families is designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.


Each topic listed below includes these easy-to-use materials:

  • A PowerPoint you can use to host a Parent Media Night
  • Tip sheets with advice, research, and media milestones, based on children's age, that you can distribute to parents/caregivers
  • Media recommendations to share with families, also based on children's age
  • Family Media Night outline with step-by-step instructions on how to bring families together to connect around media and technology

We recommend that you focus on one topic a month, hosting the Parent Media Night, distributing the materials, and facilitating a Family Media Night (or two!). You can also spread out these activities over two months.

Also included in the "Early Connections" toolkit are some foundational documents that you can use for background information and/or to distribute to parents/caregivers. Access these documents to the right.