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Screen-Free Week Events from 2016

Whether you’ve been participating in Screen-Free Week since it was known as TV Turnoff Week, or this is your first year, taking a break from TV, laptops, smartphones, and video games is easier–not to mention more fun–when you’re taking a break with others!  Going screen-free means more options than just reading a good book (though […]

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Screen-Free Week 2016 at Yokayo Elementary School

We love hearing your Screen-Free Week stories! Thanks to Mr. Olson’s 4th and 5th graders at Yokayo Elementary for sharing their stories with us in this great video!

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You’re doing WHAAAAT?

By Julie Williams, Ed. Sp., Grand Blanc West Middle School, Michigan It was an unusual week for some 8th graders in Julie Williams’ class at Grand Blanc West Middle School in Michigan. They started the week prior to May 2 by logging their activities for seven days. Most people noticed what a large part technology […]

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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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Who’s controlling your child’s narrative?

From better health to better learning to better connections with family and friends, there are so many reasons to celebrate Screen-Free Week. Here’s another: reducing kids’ screen time is the primary way that parents can safeguard children from corporate marketers.  Marketers want 24/7 access to our children so they can sell them things they don’t need. […]

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A Fourth Grader’s Perspective on Screen Time

by Mark N., 4th grade teacher and CCFC member This month, I had my students write what I called “Activist Poems”. We brainstormed a variety of social issues that affect both adults and children. The list had a variety of topics from smoking to terrorism to homelessness. My contribution to the list was screen-time. As […]

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Screen-Free Week 2015 was a success!

by Sara Adelmann On May 4-10, 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 Washington to Florida-and places in between, organizers dreamed up all sorts of fun events and activities. There were ukulele […]

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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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What I Hope to Gain From My First Screen-Free Week

As a first-time Screen-Free Week celebrant (yes, it’s true), I have a host of anxieties about it. I admit I use screens all day long—for work and for fun. I play mobile games, watch TV, and surf the web daily. But I think that it’ll be hardest for me to give up searching for music. […]

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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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