Digital Kids: How to Balance Screen Time, and Why it Matters

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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For many children and teens daily Internet use is the norm - but where should we draw the line when it comes to digital media usage? This handy book lays out the essential information needed to understand and prevent excessive Internet use that negatively impacts behaviour, education, family life, and even physical health. Martin L. Kutscher, MD analyses neurological, psychological and educational research and draws on his own experience to show when Internet use stops being a good thing and starts to become excessive. He shows how to spot digital addictions, and offers whole family approaches for limiting the harmful effects of too much screen time, such as helping kids to learn to control their own Internet use. He tackles diverse questions ranging from the effects of laptops in the classroom and reading on a digital screen, to whether violent videogames lead to aggression. The author also explains how ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make you more susceptible to Internet addiction, suggesting practical strategies to suit these specific needs. Discussing both the good and bad aspects of the internet, this book tells you everything you need to know to help children and young people use the internet in a healthy, balanced way.
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About the author

Martin L. Kutscher, M.D. is a pediatric neurologist with more than 25 years' experience diagnosing and treating families affected by ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LD, tics and other neurobehavioural disorders. He is the author of Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!, ADHD - Living without Brakes and Children with Seizures, also published by JKP. He lives in New York, USA. Visit his website at www.KidsBehavioralNeurology.com.
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Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Published on
Oct 21, 2016
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781784502966
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Internet / General
Family & Relationships / Autism Spectrum Disorders
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Family / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Psychology / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Eligible for Family Library

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