Amazon: Claims that technology brings families closer together seem out of sync with kids who retreat to their mobile devices for hours at a time. Assurances of amazing technology learning opportunities are contradicted by kids' obsessive use of entertainment technologies—video games, social networks, and texting—that drag down their school performance.
In Wired Child, child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Richard Freed explodes one dangerous technology myth after another. He shows you in this provocative and ground-breaking book how a generation of kids has been seduced to spend endless hours with digital self-amusements that damage family bonding and education, and put kids at risk of addiction.
Interweaving real-life stories and the latest science, he gives parents common-sense tools to build the strong families children and teens need, promote their success in school, limit their risk of tech addiction, and encourage their productive use of technology.