In the decade since the smartphone was released, we have been absorbing new technology like sponges, fervently downloading new apps and dedicating massive amounts of time to gaming, streaming video, and surfing social media. We’ve assumed these devices are healthy, or at least will not cause harm to us or our children. But what if this is an entirely flawed paradigm, and we are really part of the biggest uncontrolled experiment known to man? What if these magical gadgets are slowly damaging our children’s brains and eroding the fabric of real human connection?
In this enlightening book, Judy Stoffel, a visionary thinker who foresaw the impact screens could have on children, provides a plausible road map to change the course of the addiction train many of our kids have jumped on. She combines her personal anecdotes and business acumen with illuminating scientific data to help parents understand the impact screens are having on our children, and provides age-appropriate solutions to foster a healthy balance between the real and digital world.
#LookUp will challenge—and change—the way you think about your screens. This book is an indispensable tool for any parent who seeks guidance on how to tackle what could be the largest parenting issue of the current generation—screen time.
|Publisher:||Wise Ink Creative Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter I "The Bennies" 1
Chapter II The Risks 7
Chapter III Multitasking: It's a Myth 51
Chapter IV Where Have All the Virtues Gone? 63
Chapter V The Solutions 95
Sacred Space 99
Sacred Time 103
Monitor, Product, and App Solutions 123
Unplug and Get Back to Reality 134
Family House Culture 139
Chapter VI Family Media Plan and "The Talk" 149
Sample Family Media Plan 156
About the Author 193