Category Archive: Blog

My Screen-Free Week by Josh Golin

I wasn’t able to meet my ambitious goal of no Internet at all during the week. In fact, I didn’t last very long thanks to a post at the Corporate Babysitter that I couldn’t help reading . . . or responding to. I quickly realized that using the Internet was so ingrained in my work that forgoing entirely […]

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Compulsory Screens—and Screen-Compulsions by Susan Linn

I broke my Screen-Free Week pledge within 60 minutes of waking up on the first day—by walking into the gym. After drifting into my usual exercise-induced trance, I startled awake to find myself reading a news crawl on one of the eight wall-mounted televisions, each tuned to a different station. That prepared me, however, for […]

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Dreaming of a Screen-Freer Future by Shara Drew

I not only survived, I thrived during Screen-Free Week. I can tell by my dreams. The last few nights of my screen freedom yielded some of the most spectacular dreams I’ve had in a long time. Friday night I was literally flying around town with an air-powered jet pack, sharing my environmentally-friendly transportation invention with […]

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101 Screen-Free Activities

National Screen-Free Week is April 18-24.  Here are 101 ideas for things to do during the week-long celebration.  Please comment to share your favorite screen-free activities! (Click here for a printable version — use it to cover up your TV!) At Home 1. Listen to the radio. 2. Write an article or story. 3. Paint a picture, a […]

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Colbert-Free Week by Shara Drew

Screen-Free Week starts in a few days, and I am mostly excited for the challenge. I’m a little anxious about leaving the Facebook world for seven whole days (I wasn’t even able to do that during a trip to the French Alps last fall), but I look forward to escaping status update overload and all […]

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How Hooked am I? Thoughts about My Own Screen-Free Week By Susan Linn

So my daughter-in-law stopped by the office yesterday to pick up a Screen-Free Week Organizer’s Kit. National Screen-Free Week, April 18-24, is hosted by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She, her husband, and the two best little girls in the world—okay, in my world—are going to join in the celebration by giving up screens for a […]

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Screen-Free Week and Me by Josh Golin

Given that my daughter (almost 2.5) is screen-free year-round, the week won’t really affect her (although hopefully her father will be a little less distracted). So for me, the week is more about looking in the mirror. Giving up TV will be easy. If it weren’t Screen-Free Week, I would definitely watch some of the […]

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How Are You Celebrating Screen-Free Week?

Screen-Free Week is almost here!  On April 18-24, children, families, schools, and communities around the country will turn off entertainment screen media (TV, video games, computer games, apps, etc.) and turn on life.  It’s a chance to unplug and read, play, daydream, create, explore nature, and spend more time with family and friends. Since 1996, […]

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How to Organize a Great Screen-Free Week

“It’s amazing how much free time you have when you’re not in front of a screen…I never realized how much fun I missed by using screens instead of playing outside.” – Mackenzie Rothfuss, 7th grader, Bay City, Michigan Screen-Free Week is coming April 18-24 and, with your help, we can make it the best ever!  […]

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Go Screen-Free with CCFC: April 18-24, 2011

We’ve got some exciting news. CCFC is now the official new home of Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff), the annual celebration where millions of people turn off television and turn on the world around them.  What would you and your family do with an extra 20, 30, or even 50 hours a week?  Find out during […]

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