22 Feb 2016

The Wild Network - David Bond

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 22 February 2016
David Bond and his daughter

David Bond and his daughter Photo: Jack Barnes

"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)

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