Emily Booker - Square Eyes - Tuesday 28th August

Square Eyes: Children, Screen Time and Fun

To be launched by Kathy Lette

Troubled by what her daughter was watching, and by how this made her feel as a parent, Emily Booker set out to learn more about children and television: listening not only to scholars and experts in the field, but to children themselves. What she found was that the ‘problem’ of children’s addiction to screens is actually, in part, a grown-ups’ problem.

Speaking to children about what they watch and why reveals a steadily consistent response: they love to seek out programs that are ‘fun’. But their choices are often a source of anxiety for parents, and appear to provoke a need to censure and control the child’s enjoyment.

At a time when children’s lives are increasingly regulated, and the pressures of parenting are felt ever more keenly, this important book teaches us much about the value of entertainment, not only for children but for adults.

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Date and time: Tuesday 28th August, 6pm for 6.30pm

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