“Jonathan takes complicated topics and simplifies them in an engaging and informative way. His workshops provide our students and parents with actionable and accessible information that will greatly benefit them now and in the future.”
Anthony Locke, Upper School Dean of Students, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
“The educational system focuses on our youth being highly academically prepared and as a result under educates our youth in Life Skills. Jonathan Cristall brilliantly addresses crucial topics that have students and parents questioning why this information isn’t included in our school curriculum. Jonathan Cristall’s interactive style keeps the audience engaged and asking for more. As Santa Monica High School’s PTSA president, I was thrilled to have discovered such an amazing speaker that addressed my concerns regarding our children’s success in life and in turn augment their academic achievement. The school administration recognized and fully endorsed special assemblies to open a pathway to provide this vital life education. Thank you Jonathan Cristall for making our program a reality.”
Ruth Fragoso, Santa Monica High School PTSA President 2016-2018
“I hired Jonathan to teach my sons, their friends, and parents about sexual violence and misconduct. Jonathan’s presentations were engaging, highly-informative that I know will help keep my sons safe for life. I now have this critical information too and can help keep my sons on track!”
Tanaz A., Santa Monica, CA
“The match up between Jonathan and Common Sense is a natural one. We help parents prepare their kids to navigate the digital world safely, ethically, and responsibly, and Jonathan’s unique perspective on safety provides advice for parents and kids about student rights and consent. Both are critical to the health and well-being of kids today. We learned from him, as well, and look forward to continuing to work together.”
Sarah Bowman, LA Regional Director, Common Sense Media
“We’ve brought Jonathan into Beverly High numerous times to help our students (and their parents) develop 21st century life safety skills. Each time Jonathan has presented, the response has been phenomenal. Our students are engaged and interested by Jonathan’s content, his engaging speaking style, and his compelling personal story. The parents are thrilled to be provided with digestible information that they’re able to use to help educate their kids. Jonathan is easy to work with and we’re already planning to bring him back for multiple speaking dates soon.”
Ali Norman-Franks, Beverly Hills High School Intervention Counselor
“It was a pleasure having Jonathan Cristall present to our Village School Alumni Parent group. His presentation style is extremely engaging, and he is masterful in his ability to turn complex legal concepts into practical talking points that parents can share with their teens. “What They Don’t Teach Teens” is a much needed resource for parents hoping to raise informed, safe, and independent young people who know their rights and and are thoughtful in their actions.”
Dolly K., MD, Village School Alumni Parent Group, Co-Chair
“Jonathan’s presentations for our congregation were very enlightening and important. They were attended and well received. Parents were grateful for the opening to talk with their teens about crucial subjects, and teens appreciated Jonathan’s relatability and directness. The audience was parents with their teens and all were engaged by his unique content and dynamic presentation style. We received wonderful feedback about the events and can’t wait to bring him back!”
Rabbi Zoe Klein, Temple Isaiah
Jonathan’s well-honed presentation was truly an enriching experience. His delivery was engaging, savvy and well-informed. His material expanded our awareness on the topic of internet / online safety. It brought our PTSA Parent Ed to a new level and we are very appreciative.
Amy Mueller, Palisades Charter High School, Parent Education Coordinator

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Jonathan conducts interactive workshops on a range of topics from sexual consent, your rights in police interactions, digital safety, street safety, the laws of sexting, and much more. His public and private workshops are for parents (or other caregivers) only, teens only, or parents and their teens together.