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May 27

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Will you accept the Challenge?

Screen Free Challenge Day! According to The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood School-age children spend more time with screen media – television, video games, computers, tablets, and phones – than in any other activity but sleeping. Help us to help our children reclaim their childhood. Join us as we challenge ourselves to a screen free day on June 10th. Media and digital devices are an integral part of our world today. The benefits of these devices, if used moderately and appropriately, can be great. But, research has shown that excessive screen time is linked to a host of problems facing children today, including poor school performance, childhood obesity, sleep disturbance, and attention problems. Conversely, face-to-face time with family, friends, and teachers plays a pivotal and even more important role in promoting children’s learning and healthy development. Keep the face-to-face up front, and don’t let it get lost behind a stream of media and tech.

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