Wired Child by Richard Freed
Debunking Popular Technology Myths

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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 exposes the powerful myths that underlie our kids’ use of technology. These myths have encouraged the “wiring up” of a generation of youth, seducing kids to spend endless hours with digital self-amusements that damage family bonding and education, and put kids at risk of addiction. Written for parents, teachers, and others who care for children, Wired Child uses the science of behavior and brain function to provide a common-sense guide 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.


About Richard Freed

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Published March 23, 2015 237 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships.

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