The average smartphone user taps, swipes, or clicks their phone 2,617 times per day. That is a lot of time with your head down over a device. Help us show more people how to put away their technology and engage in real life by covering the National Day of Unplugging (NDU) March 6-7.
In its 11th year, NDU has been at the forefront of the movement to educate people about the dangers involved with over-reliance on technology–especially as it pertains to handheld devices. The amount of smartphone users worldwide has reached 3.5 billion.
In Los Angeles, the Milken Community Schools celebrates NDU with a day of activities promoting tech-free experiences. Organized by the social action arm of the school called YOWZA, NDU events include yoga, drawing, painting, board games, sing-a-longs, thumb wrestling, arm wrestling and discussion groups on local and global topics led by club leaders.
Sabrina A. Milken, student and co-chair of the club YOZMA Healing Spirits shared her feeling about NDU, “I am excited about the National Day of Unplugging because we get to come together as a community and interact with each other on a face to face basis, not screen to screen.”
In March 2018, news reporter Rich DeMuro featured Milken Community Schools National Day of Unplugging on his “Rich on Tech” segment.
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