Take a break from screen media during Screen Free Week on May 5 to 11

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Join thousands of individuals nationwide in turning off televisions, computers, and video games for seven days and turning on the world beyond screens! Screen-Free Week is a chance for families to read, play, think, create, be more physically active, and to spend more time with friends and family.

“Screen-Free Week is a much needed respite from the screen media dominating the lives of so many children” said Val Choo-Foo, Swift Current’s In Motion Community Facilitator. “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we help children discover the joys of life beyond screens.”

On average, preschool children spend over four and a half hours a day consuming screen media, while older children spend over seven hours a day. Excessive screen time is linked to a number of problems for children, including childhood obesity, poor school performance, and problems with attention span.

So for the week of May 5 to 11, reduce your screen time and replace it with walking outdoors, reading a book, playing a family game or just enjoying life around you!  Community Services – Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Our Community.

For more information, contact Community Services at 306-778-2787 or visit swiftcurrent.ca.

Geographic location: Swift Current

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