Tech and Academic Performance
My article, “The Tech Industry’s War on Kids,” reveals a dark secret: psychology—a discipline that we associate with healing—is now used as a weapon against children.
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.
Why an "old-fashioned" approach works best to raise children in the digital age.
Melanie Hempe of Families Managing Media describes the hazards video game overuse and addiction poses to the college-bound.
The Huffington Post published Dr. Freed's article on popular myths that are denying preteens and teens the families they need to live happy, productive lives.
Tim Walker of the National Education Association (NEA) interviewed me for this article on the possible upsides and downsides of phones in school.
Dr. Richard Freed is featured on this Scalar Learning podcast. In this episode, he describes how video game addiction undermines children's academic success.
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.
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...
Recently, Dr. Richard Freed was interviewed by Authentic Parenting's Anna Seewald on positive steps to raise healthy, happy kids in a digital age...
Powerful forces encourage adults to "Let Kids Run Wild Online"...
In a recent Huffington Post article, I reveal how high rates of smartphone use among teens of color are likely to widen the racial achievement gap.