Embrace Screen Free Week (May 3-9, 2021)

By Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood April 29, 2021

What is Screen-Free Week?

SAVE THE DATE! MAY 3-9, 2021

Screen-Free Week is the annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond ad-supported screens! 

Celebrated every spring by thousands of families, schools, and communities across the world, Screen-Free Week is an opportunity to experience what commercial-free time and space feels like. Participants pledge to replace screen-based entertainment with offline activities and downtime. It’s a chance to see that a different way of interacting with technology isn’t just possible – it’s also restorative, fun, and even life-changing! 

Screen-Free Week isn’t about what you give up. It’s about what you 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 video game on a rainy afternoon is transformed into hours reading, chatting, or playing pretend.

Screen-Free Week 2021 takes place from May 3-9! This year, it means celebrating differently and inviting people from all over the globe to celebrate in ways that work for them during the pandemic. Plus, you can join in weekly for Screen-Free Saturdays! Learn more at, or take the pledge for to go Screen-Free below!

What is Screen Free Saturdays?

Unplug to recharge! You’re invited to Screen-Free Saturdays: one day of the week, every week to turn off our devices in favor of connection, reflection, and quality time during quarantine and social distancing.

Take the pledge to go screen-free on Saturdays! When you do, you’ll join a community of thousands of parents and professionals who are navigating this unprecedented time as all of us use screens more than ever. You’ll receive monthly emails, encouragement, and tips for success, plus invitations for webinars and additional resources from CCFC and our Children’s Screen Time Action Network.

In so many ways, people are more dependent on digital technologies than ever. Families across the globe have had to loosen their screen time rules just to get through the week. And many families find weekdays exhausting as they juggle work, remote learning, keeping in touch with loved ones, and following the latest developments. Screen-Free Saturdays are an opportunity to take a break from the seemingly endless noise of quarantine life and recharge for the coming week.

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