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When we postponed Screen-Free Week this year due to COVID-19, we knew that we all were facing unprecedented challenges – making screen time even more difficult to manage. Now, our kids are on screens more than ever before (and so are we). To help us all build in the break we need, we’re introducing Screen-Free Saturdays: one day of the week, every week to turn off our devices in favor of connection, exploration, and play during quarantine and social distancing.

Why Screen-Free Saturdays?

“Going screen-free for the day was like taking a vacation; I put my phone and laptop where I couldn’t see them, and was almost immediately able to tune in to what I wanted to do with my time. My interactions with my kid and my husband were more fun, and I felt rested at the end of the day. It also made me aware of how many times I turn to a device – it’s like a moldy security blanket. I feel like I can breathe better after a Screen-Free Saturday!”- Liz F-S., Boston, MA

Get inspired!

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Check out our new video celebrating going screen-free! And, share your stories of how you’re going screen-free with us by replying to this email!


We’ve got new resources on the Screen-Free Week website, including a time tracker, an updated BINGO card, and social media shares so you can encourage your community (from afar) to participate.

Take the pledge for Screen-Free Saturdays!

Join a vibrant community of families and individuals who are unplugging one day each week to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen! When you pledge to do Screen-Free Saturdays, we’ll send you a weekly email with encouragement, tips, resources, and ideas for screen-free fun.