Disconnect to reconnect
Although the evolution of technology in the last two decades has been nothing short of amazing, it has also helped contribute to a society where people are tethered to their devices, even when they’re at home with families. The average American household has 24 electronic devices¹ and it’s not uncommon for every member of a family to be plugged in at once. The family is together, but isolated from each other.
Foresters Tech TimeoutTM challenge encourages families to take a daily scheduled break from technology. The idea is to put down the devices every once in a while and spend quality time together as a family talking, playing or finding other ways to have fun and reconnect with each other.
Participating in Tech Timeout is easy! You simply pledge to disconnect from all things electronic for just one hour a day for at least one week. That’s it! Our goal? To help partners, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more deeply and get more involved in each other’s lives.
If you haven’t already done so, visit techtimeout.com to watch our public service announcement, download your pledge form, read interesting articles about the benefits of doing a digital detox, watch video testimonials from members who have accepted the challenge, and get great ideas for how to spend that technology-free time with your family.
You can also visit our Tech Timeout Facebook page to regularly connect with other members who are exploring ways to power down and reconnect, and to share your own success stories and challenges.
Foresters purpose is to champion the well-being of families, and as a member-based, family-focused and community-spirited organization we’re hopeful that our Tech Timeout challenge will help our members strengthen the bonds they already have with the ones they love most.
¹Consumer Electronics Association: Tech Timeout and the Tech Timeout logo are trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters
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