Resource Format: Video
Richard Freed

Screen Time and Family Relationships: Helping Parents Restore Connection

0-2
2-5
6-9
10-12
13+
Self-Regulation
Social Development
Addiction
Attention
Depression
Stress/Anxiety
Mental Health
Tool(s)
English
Created: 2017
Uploaded: 01/11/2018

In this first-ever Children’s Screen Time Action Network webinar, Dr. Richard Freed shares how to learn the signs that families are ready to put down the devices and rediscover their relationships. Nearly all families are thinking about screen time, and Dr. Freed shares evidence that more families than ever are open to guidance on device use. He discusses how to fight back against a pop culture undermining parents' efforts to limit screens, offering strategies to effectively engage parents in setting screen and phone limits and suggesting tools parents can use to bond with children and teens in an age of distraction. Dr. Freed also describes signs that video gaming is hurting kids' quality of life and presents new evidence that smartphones and social media are fueling teen depression.

Richard Freed, Ph.D., is a child and adolescent psychologist and a leading authority on raising children in the digital age. Dr. Freed is the author of the book Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, on NPR, and other media platforms. He speaks internationally to parents, teachers, and health care providers on how to promote children’s well-being in this age of machines. To learn more, visit RichardFreed.com.