Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum

Educate Families: A Home-to-School Program

Common Sense Media believes in strong partnerships between home and school. That's why we've designed a FREE program to help parents and caregivers navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids' social, emotional, and intellectual development. Using resources based on our K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, educators and parents, together, can empower young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital technology for learning and life -- both in the classroom and at home.  

Host a Family Engagement Night

Use this Outreach Kit, a collection of turnkey resources (flyers, quiz, presentations & scripts), to reach out to families about the digital world and how kids engage in it.

Outreach Kit

Share Advice Videos

Spark a conversation about current topics around parenting and media use with these Advice Videos. Filter your search by topic to find videos (in English or in Spanish) that best address your community’s needs.

Advice Videos

Distribute Family Tip Sheets

Provide advice about current issues related to the age-appropriate topics we address in our K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum with our actionable Family Tip Sheets, available in both English and Spanish.

Family Tip Sheets

Share Family Resources

Encourage families to discuss expectations for media and technology use at home with our Family Media Agreements, establish guidelines for responsible device care using our Customizable Device Contract, and discover the best learning products through Learning Ratings.

Family Media Agreements

(available in Spanish)

Customizable Device Contract

(available in Spanish)

Learning Ratings

Keep Families In-the-Know

Connect your families to Making Sense, Common Sense Media’s blog full of expert advice and common sense ideas about parenting, media, and everything in between. Embed the Blog Widget or include the link, the RSS feed, or content snippets in your weekly newsletters, school website, or within any other communication method you use with families.

Making Sense

Blog Widget

 

February 27, 2014
We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more
April 17, 2014
I am a digital learning coordinator in the Katy (Texas) Independent School District, and we have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place. With personal, mobile devices, students have an ... read more
April 10, 2014
The Writer's Almanic, produced by American Public Media and hosted by Garrison Keillor, today reminds us that it was on this day in 1710 that the first law regulating copyright was established in... read more