Screen Captured: Helping Families Explore the Digital World in the Age of Manipulation by Sean Herman

If you’re a parent, you can’t escape the avalanche of news touting the negative effects of technology on children. You figure that screen time can’t be as bad as experts are making it out to be, and yet, you’re unsure which platforms to trust and may even have anxiety over what your kids are seeing online. You want to help them form good habits around technology use, but where can you turn for guidance?

In Screen CapturedSean Herman separates technology fact from fiction for his fellow parents. He highlights the difference between positive screen time, which focuses on education, connectedness, and creativity, and being screen captured, where we are manipulated by tech companies to crave the infinite feed. He acknowledges privacy concerns but digs deeper to reveal the true problem: a growing obsession among children with the social validation they receive online. Sean equips you with critical questions to ask so you can give your kids the best of technology—while eliminating the worst of it.


SEAN HERMAN is the father of an 8-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son. The experiences his daughter had online inspired him to start Kinzoo, a private messenger that turns screen time into family time.

As Founder and CEO, Sean aims to make Kinzoo the most trusted brand in the world for incorporating technology into our children’s lives, and he wants to help parents mold their kids into responsible digital citizens. As a CFA Charterholder, Sean is uniquely qualified to analyze the future of technology from both the consumer and company perspectives.

He lives in Vancouver with his two children and wife of twelve years.

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