The Wall Street Journal graciously asked me to write an article about why parents should come together in groups such as Wait Until 8th and Concord Promise to push back the age when kids get smartphones, with a counter argument taken by Alexandra Samuel.
Multiple national news outlets brought attention to the effort I am undertaking with leading psychologists and the Children's Screen Time Action Network to ask that psychologists not be involved in the development of video games and social media products that hook kids.
Pedram Shojai, The Urban Monk, interviews me for his podcast about the power and impact of technology in our children's and even in our own lives.
Dr. Freed, author of Wired Child, on Fox Mornings on 2 talking about the choice to get kids smartphones and other devices for the holidays.
An East Bay Times article highlights Danville, CA parents' involvement with Wait Until 8th as well as my talk and recommendations for good smartphone choices for kids.
In the Huffington Post, I appeal to Bill and Melinda Gates--who set strong screen and phone limits on their own kids--to use their incredible influence to help America's parents set tech limits.
My Huffington Post article calling attention to a broken childhood in the digital age--reflected in a generation of depressed, often self-mutilating kids who also struggle in school--and what needs to be done to fix it.
Interviewed in this New York Times' article, I raise questions about how the gaming craze of Pokémon Go will affect children.
The forces pushing to get phones out of school are powerful, as I describe in this Huffington Post article.
Writer and teacher Paul Barnwell takes a balanced look at the effects of kids using phones in school in this compelling article in the Atlantic.
In this Huffington Post article, I bring attention to disturbing research showing that allowing students to use phones in school puts their learning and safety at risk.
A dangerous and widely-accepted myth has convinced many parents that teens, and even preteens, are best served by being turned loose with technology to engage with peers. Nothing could be further from the truth...
American students are smartphone experts but are falling behind their global competition in reading, math, and other learning fundamentals. See how smartphones are affecting teens' school success in this Waldorf Today article by Dr. Richard Freed...
The Huffington Post published Dr. Freed's article on the challenges of parenting kids in the digital age. The article begins with the story of a mother who doesn't know if she can set limits on her daughter's phone...