How to Say No to Your Phone

An Empowering Guide for Young People


An empowering and practical guide to help children unplug from their phones, from esteemed psychologists Brad Marshall and Lindsay Hassock.


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Brad Marshall, Lindsay Hassock


An empowering and practical guide to help children unplug from their phones, from esteemed psychologists Brad Marshall and Lindsay Hassock.

Drawing on over twenty years of experience as psychologists, Brad Marshall and Lindsay Hassock share cutting-edge insights on how children can say ‘no’ to their phones. Kids will discover the effects that their phone has on their brain and body. They’ll learn how to create a relationship with their phone on their terms. They’ll even establish simple, healthy screen time habits that stick.

This handbook for children ages 10+ features:
-Ten practical steps to help children unplug from their phones
-A toolkit at the end of each step providing accessible, practical techniques
-Advice from trusted authors, psychologists who have spent two decades working with children and offer a warm and conversational voice
-Calming full colour illustrations by Lauriane Bohemier
-Further resources at the back of the book

Practical, insightful and empowering, this is the first book on the market to help children build a healthy relationship with their phone.

Perfect for fans of Dr Alex George’s A Better Day and Marcus Rashford’s You Are a Champion.

Praise for the first book in the ’10 Steps to Change’ series: How to Manage Your Eco-Anxiety.

‘An essential mental-health handbook for the next generation’ – Vanessa Nakate

‘A timely, empowering toolkit for young people everywhere’ – Mya-Rose Craig

Additional information

Weight 242 g
Dimensions 15.1 x 21.4 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 14 February 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Lauriane Bohémier
Dimensions 15.1 x 21.4 cm
Weight 242 g


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Brad Marshall AKA The Unplugged Psychologist has spent over a decade at the cutting edge of healthy screen use. He is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts in excessive technology use, and is an internationally published author, researcher, clinician and speaker.

Lindsay Hassock is a clinical psychologist at the Screens & Gaming Disorder Clinic, in Sydney, Australia. Working in its internet addiction clinic, Lindsay provides mental health services to young people and supports families with finding a balance between healthy screen time and problematic overuse.

Lauriane Bohemier is an artist and graphic designer from Quebec, Canada. Inspired by nature, Lauriane creates art that feels good for the soul. Her art expresses the beauty of self, the gifts of nature and the pleasure in taking care of ourselves and others.