Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age (BEUHS370)

Workshop | February 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Freed, Ph.D.

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Dr. Richard Freed will speak on raising happy, healthy kids in the digital age. Learn how a virtually unknown merger between the tech industry and psychology is leading to video games, social media, and smartphones that kids can’t put down. And, why this means children and teens need our help to navigate this digital landscape.
This interactive talk will explore key questions:

• How technology affects family, and how important family is for kids
• Why video games, social media, and phones pose the risk of addiction
• How to foster kids’ school success amid digital distractions
• Who better understands technology: parents or kids, and
• How to help kids grow up to use tech productively

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, and his insights have been featured in The New York Times, Medium, 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.

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