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Screen Free Week Kicks Off

Screen Free Week Kicks Off


Children's advocates are urging parents to spend time with their children away from the TV this weekend. Started in 1996 as "TV-Turnoff," this is Screen-Free Week -- an annual effort to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices. It's called the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood.

The idea behind Screen-Free Week is to get kids' noses out of hand-held games, smart phones and TVs and get them to read, explore nature, and spend time with friends and family. Some studies show, on average, preschoolers spend 32 hours a week looking at screen devices.

 

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