Can Your Family Go Screen Free?

family playing board gamesIn today’s world of technology and social media, the amount of time children spend on computers, phones, video games and TV is more than 56 hours per week (teens spend over 77 hours per week). In fact, children spend more time sitting in front of electronic screens than doing any other activity besides sleeping.

This excessive screen time can be a detriment to a child’s physical activity, school performance, and social and emotional well-being.

Many times, adults are just as bad. Between work, family and friends, the time spent in front of a screen is excessive, and actual one-on-one quality time spent with their family members is nominal.

Ready for a challenge? Let’s get back to the days of old and go screen-free! Remember when you read actual books, not e-readers? And only had phones attached to cords, did research with encyclopedias and played board games? Ahh, the good ol’ days.

Do you think your family could go back in time and go screen free?

We challenge you and your family to try to go screen free for a week. Print out these great screen free activities (Source: www.screenfree.org) for fun ideas your whole family can do together.

Join the Conversation. Share your progress with us. Were you able to go totally screen free? We want to hear all about your success. And if not, why? It’s never too late to try again.

  1 comment for “Can Your Family Go Screen Free?

  1. Sachin
    December 11, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Nice informative….

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