Resources

Tips from Ann

Websites

CommonSenseMedia.org
Good source of information and recommendations for parents

Dr.Dunckley.com
An expert on child mental health writes about how to treat this issue

Familiesmanagingmedia.com
Wonderful help for parents who want support going game-free

Gamequitters.com
Excellent community resource for anyone who wants to quit gaming

Netaddictionrecovery.com
The website for reSTART LLC; full of helpful information

RealBattle.org
One of Dr. Andrew Doan’s websites. Also check out his YouTube videos

smartsocial.com
Excellent programs for parents and teens focusing on social media.

waituntil8th.org
Parent-led organization recommending a pledge to delay smartphone use

Zonein.ca
Cris Rowan is a world expert on the effects of technology on children

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Books

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
Alter, Adam (2017)  NY:NY Penguin Press.
*This is a great overview of the addictive nature of technology.

Video Games and Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control
Cash and McDaniel, (2008).  Issues Press. *This is a good, straightforward first book for parents by one of the nation’s experts.

Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Use Is Making Our Kids Dumber
Clement, J. & Miles, M. (2018). Chicago Review Press. *How to fight back against “Edu-tainment.”

Hooked on Games: The lure and cost of video game and internet addiction
Doan, Andrew (2011).  * Both an excellent first-person account of gaming addiction and explanation of the neuroscience by a brilliant MD and one of the national experts.

Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time
Dunckley, Victoria, (2015) Novato, CA: New World Library *A comprehensive, well-researched book on the effects of screen time and a step-by-step guide on how to solve problems. Less focus on addiction; a self-help book for parents.

Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Freed, Richard, (2015). CreateSpace Publishing. *An great overview for families on staying healthy in the digital age.

Glow Kids
Kardaras, Nicholas (2016). New York: St. Martins Press. * Great very recent book by a national expert, covering both the science and parenting recommendations.

Boys Adrift: The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
Sax, Leonard, MD, PhD. (2007).  New York: Basic Books. *Good overview of areas of concern for boys today.

Girls on the Edge: The four factors driving the new crisis for girls
Sax, Leonard, MD, PhD. (2010).  New York: Basic Books. *Help in understanding what girls face in society today

IGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us
Twenge, Jeane (2017)  * Research results from comprehensive surveys of teens outlining the attributes of the “iGen” including the rise in mental health disorders.

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
Wilson, Gary (2014).   Commonwealth Publishing. * A guide to the risks and treatments for internet porn use.