Do electronic media demands conflict with the real needs of children? Children today watch TV and use computers for five hours daily on average. They are also exhibiting record levels of learning difficulties, obesity, eating disorders, sleep problems, language delay and aggressive behavior. This book shows you how to counter the TV and computer screen culture and create a calmer, more enjoyable family life.
Set Free Childhood presents convincing research on how the TV “tunes out” the brain, relates why doctors and educators say “the later the better” for electronic media use and provides successful media coping strategies for families to prevent electronic addiction.