Use these ready-made slides for back-to-school nights and beyond.

Common Sense offers slide presentations to use at school-hosted events for parents and families. The slide shows are designed to be presented by a school staff member or parent liaison. These topic-focused ready-made presentations dig into the most pressing parent concerns related to kids' digital lives. Families will get the latest research, expert advice, tips, and recommendations to help them face these challenges with confidence.

The links below will open a Google Drive folder. There, you'll find the presentation slides in English and Spanish and other supporting documents.

K–8 Presentation

Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the fast-changing media landscape. This comprehensive presentation addresses the biggest concerns parents of elementary and middle schoolers have: managing screen time, getting a cellphone, cyberbullying, social media, and more. Pick and choose the slides you want to use to create a customized presentation to meet your families' needs.

Learning with Technology Presentation

Get families up to speed on the tech being used in the classroom, plus help them use media at home to support learning. This presentation includes supporting advice articles and recommended apps lists to share with parents at your event.

Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Presentation

Help families understand what cyberbullying and online harassment are, and give them tools and strategies to keep their kids safe. This presentation includes a parent packet to send home with families at your event.

Social Media, Gaming, and Mental Health Presentation

Give families the latest research on how digital media affects tweens' and teens' mental health. Created in collaboration with the Child Mind Institute, this presentation can help parents and caregivers recognize signs of a problem and offers concrete strategies to help kids when they’re struggling.

Presentations in Spanish

Provide Spanish-speaking families with tips and the latest research on parents' biggest concerns: learning with technology, managing screen time, cyberbullying, social media, and more.