Research says… unplug!
At Fairplay, we love Screen-Free Week for many reasons. Each year, we get stories from people around the globe about how unplugging, even just for one day, helped siblings get along better, connected people across communities, and boosted creativity. We love hearing...
Make your own rules for Screen-Free Week
There are no rules for Screen-Free Week! Plan whatever works for your family, organization, or community. Not sure where to begin? Let these stories from past Screen-Free participants be your guide!Heather Ristau's Story "I look forward to Screen-Free Week every year....
Calling All Reluctant Readers!
Screen-Free Week loves reading, so this year we’re making it even easier to pick up a book (or an e-reader… we don’t judge), May 1-7. Reading rocks! Research shows children who read (or are read to) have better scores on cognitive tests than those who spend more than...
Screen-Free Teen Roundtable
Our 2023 Screen-Free Coordinator Jen Kane, recently sat down with three teenagers, ages 15-18, who have spent over a month screen-free during their summers to talk about that experience. The conversation is excerpted below. Jen: Can you tell me the pros and cons about...
Changing just one habit for Screen-Free Week
The urge had become completely Pavlovian. Whenever I stopped at a red light while driving, I’d check my phone for messages. Stop at a red light, check for messages; stop; check. It was ingrained, unsafe, and annoyingly compelling and unstoppable. Even with my...
A Parent’s Perspective on Screen-Free Week
As much as we’d love to think our role as parents is to protect our kids from screen time, chances are we might need some protecting, too! Even the most tech-savvy of us can be sucked into our devices, (SPOILER ALERT! They were designed to do that.) It doesn’t help...
Meet Our New Screen-Free Week Coordinator
Jen Kane joins our team for 2023 Scree-Free Week from her home base in Minneapolis, MN.
Ms. Zalewski’s Class Shares What Screen-Free Week Means for Them
Ms. Zalewski's class celebrated Screen-Free Week in New York this year! All 43 students decreased their screen time dramatically, with 21 going completely screen-free. Amazing job, everyone! At the beginning of the week. Ms. Zalewski spoke to her students about the...
In the Screen-Time Ring: Middle Schoolers Talk About Social Media, Screens, and Growing Up Today
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, over 100 kids in the “screen time ring” told us what it’s like to grow up in a tech-obsessed world…and what they want adults to know. Here, middle schoolers in a public school in Indiana answered questions about...
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