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Get Ready Edmonton for a Screen Free Week

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The Orange Hub

10045 156 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7

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Get Ready Edmonton for a Screen Free Week

Join Shannyn Rus, a Certified Information Access and Privacy Protection Professional, Early Childhood Educator and mom of two tweens for this 2 hour workshop, which will leave you feeling empowered to celebrate a screen free week at home, in your school, in your community, or anywhere. Take away entertainment materials to use between May 4-10, 2020 to make your week a success!

https://www.screenfree.org/about/

Shannyn will also provide you with healthy ways to use technology with kids after screen free week to keep the momentum going!


What is Screen-Free Week?

Screen-Free Week is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond ad-supported screens. During the first week of May, thousands of families, schools, and communities around the world will put down their entertainment screens for seven days of fun, connection, and discovery.

Even though it’s about turning off screens, Screen-Free Week isn’t about going without – it’s about what you can get! An hour once dedicated to YouTube becomes an hour spent outside; ten minutes wiled away on social media turn into ten minutes spent doodling; a movie on a rainy afternoon is replaced by time spent reading, chatting, or playing pretend!

You can celebrate Screen-Free Week at home, in your school, in your community, or anywhere – just put down those entertainment screens and do literally anything else! You might be surprised at what you find.

(“Entertainment screens” means that you can’t use Screen-Free Week as an excuse not to do your homework or your job. But if you’re a teacher or boss, you can help everyone celebrate by reducing the amount of screen-based work you assign!) https://www.screenfree.org/about/


Why Screen-Free Week?

A healthy childhood depends on a surprising thing: play! Through creative play, kids explore their physical world, build their curiosity, and expand their imaginations. But often, time spent on ad-supported screens displaces the kind of creative play kids need to thrive.

It was this displacement that worried Henry Labalme and Matt Pawa when they created TV Turnoff Week in 1994. Over the years, millions of kids and families joined Henry and Matt in turning off their TVs and going outside, playing, and having screen-free fun. In 2010, TV Turnoff Week became Screen-Free Week and it found a new home at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.

Not only does Screen-Free Week allow people to enjoy time away from news feeds, targeted ads, and autoplay videos, but it gives families and communities an opportunity to come together and connect with each other. Don’t just listen to us, though – hear from Screen-Free Week participants themselves! https://www.screenfree.org/about/

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED: Water, Coffee, Tea & Snack Platter


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The Orange Hub

10045 156 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7

Canada

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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