Screen-Free Charlotte Challenge

Screen-Free Week 2017

toddler on laptop computerOn May 1-7, children, families—whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends!

screen1 Did you know that toddler screen time is linked to increased BMI?

screen2 Did you know that bedroom televisions are associated with obesity risk in children of all ages?

screen3 Did you know that time with video games is linked to being overweight?

screen4 Did you know that reducing screen time can help prevent childhood obesity?

And did you know that children who spend less time watching television in early years tend to do better in school, have a healthier diet, be more physically active, and are better able to engage in schoolwork in later elementary school?

It's all true!  So consider joining us for Screen-Free Week 2017!







Screen-Free Week, 2016

On May 2-8, children, families, and communities around the world rediscovered the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplugging from digital entertainment allows you to spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.  Events were available in Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda to keep families busy during this time of UNPLUGGING.  Charlotte County's efforts were highlighted on the national blog from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood:  Screen-Free Week 2016 recap


Future Dates:

2018: April 30 - May 6

2019: April 29 - May 5


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