A full week to get away from the glowing screens of computers, TVs, phones, and games, Screen-Free Week during the first week in May encourages everyone to unplug and re-engage with those around us.
We get it. Digital devices are all around us. We use them for work, school, and play. We stay connected to others through these devices. They offer hours upon hours of entertainment. But they also keep us from engaging with those who are in the same room with us—our families, our friends, our peers.
Screen-Free Week isn’t just about avoiding our phones, televisions, tablets, and computers. It also frees us to reconnect with each other and use our minds and bodies in the ways they were intended to be used. We don’t have to be tethered to a device to do these things. We don’t have to track our steps because we know we’re walking and enjoying it because we invited a friend to join us. No device can capture the sound and the thrill of the world around us better than our own five senses.
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HOW TO OBSERVE #ScreenFreeWeek
- First, take the pledge to be screen-free and put away the electronics.
- Explore nature
- Exercise your brains and bodies
- Having real, face-to-face conversations
- Problem-solve with your children
- Developing new skills
- Read, write, play card games
- Teach a hobby
- Visit with your neighbors
- Explore your communities
- Play or watch sports
- Make real meals with real food with your own hands
- Find out more at www.screenfree.org.
- Use #ScreenfreeWeek to share on social media.
SCREEN-FREE WEEK HISTORY
Fair Play for Kids founded Screen-Free Week to engage families, children, and communities in screen-free activities.