Category Archive: Blog

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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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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