Product Description: Set Free Childhood
Children watch TV and use computers for five hours daily on average. But electronic media demands conflict with the needs of children. The result? Record levels of learning difficulties, obesity, eating disorders, sleep problems, language delay, aggressive behaviour, anxiety – and children on fast forward.
However, Set Free Childhood shows how to counter screen culture and create a calmer, more enjoyable family life with:
- Striking research on how the TV “tunes out” the brain and affects child growth
- Why doctors and educators say “the later the better” for electronic media use
- Successful media coping strategies for families to prevent electronic addiction
- Countering pester power by making childhood a commercial-free zone