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Dr. Richard Freed

Kids' Screen Myths and Facts

Parent Handout
Created: 09/2018
Uploaded: 11/02/2018

In “Kids’ Screen Myths and Facts,” Richard Freed, Ph.D., author of Wired Child provides families and advocates with a powerful set of talking points to combat pervasive myths about the benefits of screen-based technology for school-aged children. Freed lists the myths by category, making the document a user-friendly, ready-to use resource. Categories include: Emotional Health and Family; School Success; Digital Age Success and the Digital Divide; and Screen Addiction. Each fact is supported by the latest research. 
Dr. Freed serves on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network and co-chairs the Network’s Mental Health working group.