The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen

The Tech Diet for your Child & Teen

The 7-Step Plan to Unplug & Reclaim Your Kid's Childhood (And Your Family's Sanity)

Brad Marshall


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Are you a parent struggling to set healthy, effective rules around technology in your house? Or have you already set clear parameters but find yourself outsmarted by your tech-savvy kids? Are you sick of hearing technology experts throw statistics and research at you with few practical parenting strategies on offer?

Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, is on the front line helping parents deal with the dominance of gaming and problematic technology use. His clinic, the Internet Addiction Clinic @ Kidspace, was one of the first in Australia established to help young children, teenagers and families whose lives are totally torn apart by technology.

The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen provides real-life strategies that any parent can implement to create a healthy balance and put your kids' development first. Based on solid psychological research explaining why screen addiction is so powerful, Brad's jargon-free advice gives a clear plan for parents who have had enough and are serious about changing the way their kids use and interact with technology.

The Tech Diet for your Child and Teen contains:

  • Ways to apply workable solutions for excessive internet use and gaming rather than fighting about it
  • Advice on how to take control of the Wi-Fi and manage smartphones and data
  • Practical tips to help survive the school holidays
  • How to tackle kids telling you they are doing 'homework' while switching screens
  • A holistic plan that puts your child's wellbeing first, screens second
  • Special information for children with conditions such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression


"Brad Marshall is an Australian psychologist working at the front line of problematic gaming and technology usage. He shares a common-sense practical approach to helping parents to tame excessive and unhealthy digital habits . His book is easy to read - seriously easy - and his Tech Diet does not require the digital amputation of complete banning, which is good news for everyone. If you are worried with what is happening in your home - this is the book for you!" Maggie Dent, Bestselling parenting author, educator and speaker


Brad Marshall:

Brad Marshall is the principal psychologist at Northshore Kidspace, in Chatswood, NSW, and the clinical director of its Internet Addiction Clinic. In his clinic, Brad provides mental health services to young people and supports families with finding a balance between healthy screen time and problematic overuse. He specialises in the treatment of children and adolescents experiencing excessive internet use (internet addiction) and related disorders such as gaming addiction.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Macquarie University, Brad accepted a position in the United States treating children and adolescents with extreme behavioural difficulties. Brad returned Australia to complete his Masters qualification at the University of Sydney. 

Prior to establishing Northshore Kidspace in 2010, Brad held positions at the University of Notre Dame Australia and in various public hospitals, including Royal North Shore Hospital, Bankstown Hospital and Ryde Hospital, working with children and families as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Brad is well-respected presenter and guest speaker, providing professional development to teachers and health professionals, and running seminars for parents, students and teachers. He also runs seminars and workshops in the corporate space, speaking to staff about the benefits of healthy internet use at home, and how to be productive and balanced when at work. Brad has been interviewed for his opinion on a scope of mental health issues across the media, including providing consultation for Channel 9's Today Show, ABC's 7.30 Report and Channel 7's Sunday Night Program. He is an active member of Network for Internet Investigation and Research Australia (NIIRA).