Author Archive: CCFC

Screen-Free Week 2018 was bigger and better than ever!

What a week! From San Diego to Sydney, kids families and communities unplugged for Screen-Free Week 2018. And not only did they survive, they had a blast! Here’s what we’ve heard: Kids were more active They scaled rock climbing walls, jumped rope, wiggled on jungle gyms, hiked, danced, and got their feet wet at the […]

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Screen-Free Week 2016 recap

From May 2-8, thousands of people across the United States and around the world celebrated Screen-Free Week. Thanks so much to all the SFW organizers who rallied their families, schools, and communities to participate! Screen-Free Week Everywhere From Maine to California, and everywhere in between, organizers planned amazing screen-free events and activities. There was Photography […]

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The Best Week of the Year

On May 5-11, thousands of people around the world celebrated Screen-Free Week. Thanks so much to all the SFW organizers who rallied their families, schools, and communities to participate. Screen-Free Week Everywhere From California to New York—and places in between, organizers planned fun screen-free events. There was family fort building in Morton Grove, IL, live […]

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Celebrate Screen-Free Week May 5 – 11

It may seem like winter will never end, but Screen-Free Week is just around the corner—May 5th -11th. There are so many great ways to celebrate SFW and this year we’re making it easier with our new and improved website. Want to join in? Take the pledge! Commit to going screen-free for a week. Organize! […]

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Screen-Free Week 2013 a Success

On April 29-May 5, people around the country celebrated Screen-Free Week. Children, families, schools, libraries, church groups, community centers, bookstores (and many more!) joined in the fun. Here are some of the highlights: Screen-Free Week Everywhere! Going screen-free is most fun when we do it together. That’s why thousands of volunteers signed up to be […]

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Your Favorite Screen-Free Week Moments

We asked Screen-Free Week 2013 participants for their favorite moments and insights. Here are some of our favorite responses. Add your favorite moment in the comments section! “I saw my 9-year-old daughter laying on the floor, just day dreaming. I immediately thought, ‘Oh no, she is bored, maybe she could’…then I stopped myself and just […]

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Who Needs Screens: 70 Ideas for Family Fun!

Worried about how to pass the time without TV, computers, or video games? Never fear! We have compiled a list of fun and creative ideas for screen-free fun all year-round. Turn off screens, turn on life and enjoy learning and creating with your family. Outdoor Activities Go on a bug hunt. Go for a hike. […]

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Give Me a (Screen) Break by Koa Halpern

Hi, I’m Koa Halpern. I am 15 years old, and I started my own nonprofit when I was 10. My nonprofit is called Fast Food Free, and its goal is to get people to eat less fast food through education and community awareness, which results in healthier people and a better world. In the United […]

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No TV by Sara Hamilton

I don’t have a TV. There. I said it. I can picture your face, blank stare, uncomprehending.  I’ve seen it hundreds of times. And then I have to launch into explanations. No, no television anywhere in my house. No, I’m not Amish. No, my parents aren’t hippies or Quakers or Nazis. Yes, I know what […]

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Going Screen-Free at Home: It’s Not as Hard as You Think by Edna Rienzi

I don’t usually admit this to people, but my kids don’t watch much television. I tend to keep this fact about my family quiet because I’ve found that people generally react in one of two ways: 1) they get defensive and feel the need to justify their TV choices to me, or 2) they completely […]

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