Family Engagement Toolkit

Resources to support healthy media and tech use at school and home

For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a stand on issues, and do so much more. Encourage kids and their families to reflect on their media habits and build digital citizenship skills with this collection of articles, videos, printable handouts, conversation starters, ready-made workshops, and more. Covering a range of topics -- from online safety to learning with technology -- this toolkit has helpful bilingual resources that you can use in your classroom, on your school's website or social feed, or at your next family event. 

To plan a school- or district-wide program for families, start with our Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship implementation guide.

Family Media Agreement

Help families set expectations and create rules around device use.

Text Message Tips

Free weekly tips for families with kids age 3–8 on healthy media habits at home.

Digital Citizenship Resources

Find conversation starters, family tips, and activities aligned with the K–12 lessons.

Tips, videos, workshops, and more to engage families

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Articles for Families

Support families with tips and advice on social media, parental controls, screen time, internet safety, and much more.

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Videos for Families

Find short videos to share with families about topics like managing devices at home, learning with technology, and much more.

Workshops for Elementary School Families

Workshops for Pre-K–2nd Grade Families

Host engaging events for parents and caregivers in English and Spanish with these ready-made, customizable workshops on topics related to their children's media use. Best for families with children age 0–8.

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Workshops for Middle and High School Families

Support parents and caregivers with engaging workshops on the digital dilemmas their children face in middle and high school, from the complexities of social media to dealing with mean behavior online.

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Presentations for Parents & Families

These topic-focused ready-made presentations dig into the most pressing parent concerns related to kids' digital lives. Families will get recommendations to help them face these challenges with confidence.

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Best Media Lists for Families

Find and share lists of recommended books, apps, websites, movies, TV shows, and more, organized by age range and media type.

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