"The overwhelming evidence for me as a parent is seeing the fact that the kids are happier, they're more relaxed, they're sleeping better, they're concentrating better at school, than they used to when I was – I'm afraid – more of a screen parent, I would give them the iPad to keep them quiet."
British dad David Bond is on a mission to "re-wild" childhood, encouraging kids to play wild and roam free.
Concerned about the increasing amount of screen time for children, David made an award-winning film called Project Wild Thing in 2012. The film led to the creation of The Wild Network – a global movement of more than 25,000 people with the goal of getting kids to lead nature-rich lives.
Jesse Mulligan talks with David Bond ahead of his visit to Auckland in March for ReWild the Child:
David Bond on Nine to Noon (20 November 2014)