Resources

Explore impactful resources from our aligned organizations and individuals, including books, Substacks, classroom curricula, and parent guides. You can filter these resources by topic area. All materials aim to assist young people, parents, educators, and legislators roll back the phone-based childhood and restore the play-based childhood.

Books
Books

Social Media Playbook
From Screen Sanity
For the Sake of Our Youth: A Therapist's Perspective on Raising Your Family in Today's Culture
From LookUp Foundation
Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again
From Johann Hari
Fragile Neighborhoods
From Seth Kaplan
How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
From Catherine Price
Kids' Brains & Screens: A ScreenStrong Student Course
From Screen Strong
Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It
From Richard Reeves
Plugged-in Planner Series
From Screen Sanity
Creating a Tech-Healthy Family Discussion Guide
From Better Screen Time
The Screentime Solution: A Judgment-Free Guide to Becoming a Tech-Intentional Family
From The Screentime Consultant
Generations
From Jean Twenge
Free Range Kids: How parents and teachers can learn to let go and let grow
From Lenore Skenazy
Free to Learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
From Peter Gray
The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business
From David Courtwright
iGen
From Jean Twenge
The coddling of the american mind: how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure
From Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff

Parent Guides
Family Resources

"Am I Ready for a Personal Device?" a self-evaluations for parents and teens.

Guide

Our "Am I Ready" self-evaluation has helped thousands of families delay the smartphone and make a better choice once kids start asking, "Can I h...

From Better Screen Time

How to Break Up With Your Phone 30-day text message-based course

Course

A interactive, 30-day, text-message-based course from Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone, designed to help you establish...

From Catherine Price

Smartphones: Assessing Readiness

Guide

A tip sheet for parents and caregivers on introducing a smartphone....

From Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

Wait Until 8th Digital Training Family Conversation Guides

Guide

Our family guides help your team learn and grow together in the digital arena. Print these downloadable guides to facilitate meaningful conversa...

From Wait Until 8th

Tech-Healthy Family Hub

Course

In the Tech-Healthy Family Hub you’ll learn from experts and like-minded parents, access proven resources, and take our self-guided courses to p...

From Better Screen Time

Digital Addictions: A Family Guide to Prevention, Signs, and Treatment

Guide

A guide to assist families in preventing, recognizing, and coping with youth digital addiction....

From Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development

How to organize a block party

Guide

No expensive venue. No decorations or favors. No elaborate menu. Block Party USA is simply about relaxing with your neighbors....

From Block Party USA

Parent Night Kit

Tool

The Parent Night Kit is a turnkey resource to bring Screen Sanity's highly acclaimed program to your school or organization. The all-inclusive k...

From Screen Sanity

Tech Guideline + Family Agreement

Guide

It's so nice when everyone is on the same page and there are clear understandings/expectations for the whole family. Our tech agreement is meant...

From LookUp Foundation

Let Grow's Parent Resources

Course

To bring more independence and free play into kids' lives, we've got an 'Independence Kit' for parents that helps get kids doing more on their o...

From Let Grow

Parent Risky Play Tool

Tool

This tool helps parents and caregivers develop skills and confidence that enables outdoor play for the children in their lives...

From Outside Play Lab, University of British Columbia

Educator Resources
Educator Resources

Classroom Agreement

Guide

It's so nice when everyone is on the same page and there are clear understandings/expectations for the whole classroom. Our tech agreement is meant to be a guide for teachers and administrators to smo...

From LookUp Foundation

Be Tech Ready Digital Discipleship Curriculum

Course

BTR is a streaming video curriculum, aligned with ISTE and Catholic Theology Standards, that teaches students how to honor God, humanity, and themselves with their digital choices. We do this through ...

From Protect Young Eyes

Early Childhood Educator Outdoor Play Tool

Tool

This interactive tool for Early Childhood Educators gives support on risky play, risk management, and guides development of a play for changing practice to support outdoor play....

From Outside Play Lab, University of British Columbia

ScreenShots Webinar Library

Video

Free webinars on topics relating to parenting, screentime, childhood, and technology. Short, easy to digest, and hitting all the hot topics!...

From The Screentime Consultant

How to Break Up With Your Phone 30-day text message-based course

Course

A interactive, 30-day, text-message-based course from Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone, designed to help you establish a new, healthier relationship with technology. Each day...

From Catherine Price

The Let Grow Experience (free!) for schools

Course

As recommended in The Anxious Generation: The Let Grow Experience is a homework assignment that tells kids, 'Go home and do something new, on your own, WITH your parents' permission, but without your ...

From Let Grow

The Educational Technology Industrial Complex Timeline

Tool

A detailed timeline of the rise ed tech since 1979....

From Denise Champney

Kids' Brains & Screens Curriculum

Course

“Kids’ Brains and Screens" is an 8-lesson curriculum designed for students to explore the intricate relationship between screen time and health. Each lesson covers a different topic, ranging from basi...

From ScreenStrong

Outside Play Tool for Teachers

Tool

Hands-on resource for elementary school teachers to begin locating play and learning outdoors...

From Outside Play Lab, University of British Columbia

Let Grow Play Club (free!) guide for schools

Guide

As recommended in The Anxious Generation, the Let Grow Play Club is like a wildlife sanctuary for old-fashioned free play in a no phone zone. Schools stay open for mixed-age kids to make own games, so...

From Let Grow

Phone-Free Schools Campaign

Tool

A framework for removing digital distractions from learning. Leveraging a 12-year career in business risk consulting, PYE founder Chris McKenna will guide your Board, school, and families toward a hea...

From Protect Young Eyes

Social Media Literacy Course

Course

Our social media environment is broken. Want a roadmap to help fix it? Integrating expertise across technology, mindfulness, and educational instruction, this interactive course helps young people nav...

From Center for Humane Technology

Newsletters
Newsletters

How to Feel Alive Substack

How to Feel Alive Substack

A substack on subjects including fun, phones, screen/life balance, community, connection, parenting, and everyday moments of absurdity and delight....

From Catherine Price
Designing Tomorrow

Designing Tomorrow

A Substack that covers three areas fundamental to the alignment of transformative technologies with psychology-enhancing values: repairing social media, promoting AI value alignment, and defining heal...

From USC Neely Center
Techno Sapiens

Techno Sapiens

Find the latest research on psychology and technology, to strategies for improving mental health, to tips for living and parenting in the digital age....

From Tech Without Stress
After Babel

After Babel

A Substack to think through, in public, the profound psychological and sociological changes that occurred in the 2010s when human social and political life migrated onto platforms curated by a few for...

From Jon Haidt and Zach Rausch
Generation Tech

Generation Tech

We are living in a time of sweeping technological change. This Substack explore the impact that this has on us as humans and what it mean for being a parent today....

From Jean Twenge
The Screentime Consultant Blog

The Screentime Consultant Blog

Weekly essays that address all things parenting, screentime, childhood, education, and the digital age! Free and easy to access. Readers can also join the mailing list to receive weekly posts directly...

From The Screentime Consultant
One Step

One Step

Every month, get 'one step' towards healthy tech use for your family -- practical, actionable, and bite-size tips to support parents!...

From ScreenSense
Play Makes Us Human

Play Makes Us Human

Letters about the roles of play in human evolution, child development, culture, and daily living....

From Peter Gray
Of Boys and Men Substack

Of Boys and Men Substack

For up-to-date, relevant, non-partisan and sometimes even fun content about the issues facing boys and men today....

From American Institute for Boys and Men
GIRLS

GIRLS

A more intimate look into the lives of girls and young women today. In this age of atomisation, neoliberalism, sexual liberalism, technological dynamism and a deepening mental health crisis, GIRLS is ...

From Freya India
Be ScreenStrong

Be ScreenStrong

My goal is to help families avoid the screen-based childhood that is harming so many kids today by sharing what I wish I had known before we fell into the screen addiction trap....

From ScreenStrong

Video
Videos & Talks

Chasing Childhood Documentary

Chasing Childhood Documentary

A feature-length documentary that explores how free play and independence have all but disappeared from kids' lives, sup...

From Chasing Childhood
NoSo November Educational Short Film

NoSo November Educational Short Film

Watch our short film, featuring Maddie Freeman, and Jeff Orlowski, the Director of The Social Dilemma. To learn about ou...

From NoSo November
The Truth About Technology | Gaia Bernstein | TEDxReno

The Truth About Technology | Gaia Bernstein | TEDxReno

Parents often blame themselves for their children's excessive screen time, seeing it as a failure of their parenting str...

From Gaia Bernstein
ReThink: Rethink before you type

ReThink: Rethink before you type

Have you ever done or said something and wished you could take it back? Cyber bullying is a bigger problem than you thin...

From Trisha Prabhu
Ted Talk: The decline of play

Ted Talk: The decline of play

Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has b...

From Peter Gray
Kids, Smartphones and Social Media: The Risks and The Solutions

Kids, Smartphones and Social Media: The Risks and The Solutions

A talk given by Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and founder of Screen/Life Balance, about chi...

From Catherine Price
Sean Killingsworth Speech

Sean Killingsworth Speech

This can act as a teaser to the 2 longer speeches I can give that are yet to be on camera. The longer speeches are about...

From Reconnect Movement
The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our live...

From Center for Humane Technology
Ted Talk: Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life

Ted Talk: Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It's not just enjoyable, it's also essential for your health and happiness, says sc...

From Catherine Price
Ted Talk: iGen: The Smartphone Generation

Ted Talk: iGen: The Smartphone Generation

Dr. Jean M. Twenge tackles society’s smart-phone addiction through a generational lens. As our phones have become more s...

From Jean Twenge
How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says desi...

From Center for Humane Technology
Ted Talk: How to solve the education crisis for boys and men

Ted Talk: How to solve the education crisis for boys and men

While studying inequality and social mobility, Richard Reeves made a surprising discovery: in some countries, like the U...

From Richard Reeves
Jonathan Haidt: Policy Exchange Talk

Jonathan Haidt: Policy Exchange Talk

After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents in many countries around the worl...

From Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt: Smartphones vs. Smart Kids

Jonathan Haidt: Smartphones vs. Smart Kids

Jon's talk sharing the research findings from The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an ...

From Jonathan Haidt

Podcasts
Podcasts

Lenore Skenazy on Armchair Expert

Lenore Skenazy on Armchair Expert

From Let Grow
Scrolling 2 Death Podcast

Scrolling 2 Death Podcast

From Scrolling 2 Death
ScreenStrong Families Podcast

ScreenStrong Families Podcast

From ScreenStrong
For the Sake of Our Youth Podcast

For the Sake of Our Youth Podcast

From LookUp Foundation

Tech
Tech

USA Alternatives to Smartphones

USA Alternatives to Smartphones

A list of smartphone alternatives for families in the USA....

From Wait Until 8th
UK Alternatives to Smartphones

UK Alternatives to Smartphones

A list of smartphone alternatives for families in the UK....

From Delay Smartphones
Neely Center Design Code for Social Media

Neely Center Design Code for Social Media

Using evidence from internal company product work and external studies, Neely Center scholars worked...

From USC Neely Center
Phone Options Matrix by ScreenSense

Phone Options Matrix by ScreenSense

Discover the range of phone options currently available (in the US). You CAN meet your growing child...

From ScreenSense

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