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Reduce Student Anxiety (and Your Own) During Uncertain Times (Common Sense Media)


As we continue to work with the repercussions of the pandemic, many students, teachers, and families, are still reeling. A sense of anxiety—social or otherwise—is fairly pervasive as we continue to reintegrate.

To help reduce students' anxiety and your own, we've put together some ideas and resources focused on news literacy, media balance, and healthy communication. We hope they're helpful as you continue to navigate these challenging times.

  • Talk about it
  • Focus on the facts
  • Build critical-thinking and news literacy skills
  • Model and encourage media balance
  • And more...


Behavior Collaboration Family Engagement Social/Emotional