Reading is a great way to celebrate Screen-Free Week!
March 31, 2017
Reading is one of our favorite screen-free activities any time of year, so we’re very excited that in 2017, Children’s Book Week is the same week as Screen-Free Week! An annual celebration of books and reading, Children’s Book Week holds events in bookstores, libraries, and communities, connecting children with their favorite authors and illustrators in […]Continue Reading
Screen-Free Week Events from 2016
November 10, 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 […]Continue Reading
Screen-Free Week 2016 at Yokayo Elementary School
June 1, 2016
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!Continue Reading
You’re doing WHAAAAT?
June 1, 2016
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 […]Continue Reading
Screen-Free Week 2016 recap
May 18, 2016
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 […]Continue Reading
Who’s controlling your child’s narrative?
April 14, 2016
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. […]Continue Reading
A Fourth Grader’s Perspective on Screen Time
April 14, 2016
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 […]Continue Reading
Screen-Free Week 2015 was a success!
May 19, 2015
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 […]Continue Reading
The Best Week of the Year
May 19, 2014
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 […]Continue Reading
What I Hope to Gain From My First Screen-Free Week
May 1, 2014
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. […]Continue Reading