Screen Free Week 2021
May 3 - 9 Join us for a fun-filled Screen Free Week!
Sign the Pledge and get a $5 gift coupon to load up on Screen Free Toys to celebrate.
WHAT is Screen-Free Week?
Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities give up their leisure time digital entertainment to reconnect. Instead of watching TV, or playing with apps and video games, join us to read, play, think, create, get active, and spend more time with family and friends. Unplug and reconnect!
Regardless of whether children are consuming “good” or “bad” programming, it’s clear that digital entertainment dominates the lives of far too many kids, displacing all sorts of other activities that are integral to childhood. Excessive screen time is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, and attention problems. And it is primarily through screens that children are exposed to harmful marketing.
Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reduce our dependence on digital entertainment, including television, video games, smartphones, tablets, and computers. It’s a chance for children—and adults—to power down and reconnect with the world around them.
I use a computer, phone or tablet for school & work, how can I give them up for a week?
The idea of Screen Free Week is to dramatically cut your screen usage for a week to see how screens impact your life. Screens are often a necessity for work and school, and that's okay, even during Screen Free Week.
What are the rules?
There is no standard set of rules for Screen Free Week. The idea is to replace your digital entertainment with analog entertainment in a way that works for your family.
What will we do all week?!
That's the fun of Screen Free Week! You get to try new things. Here are 101 Screen Free Activities, Amelia Island Style. Or, visit the official Screen Free Week page for ideas and resources.
You said "gifts & fun" what does that mean?
We will email you coupons, and invites to exclusive events throughout the week. (Obviously before the week kicks off so you won't have to check your email!)