Unplugging Your Family from Technology
A colleague at Fuller sent me this article about the Mausharts, a family that unplugged from technology for 6 months. When their kids needed to use a computer for school, they went to the library.
Here’s one of the most interesting sentences in the article: “Maushart decided to unplug the family because the kids — ages 14, 15 and 18 when she started The Experiment — didn’t just ‘use media,’ as she put it. They ‘inhabited’ media.”
Maushart intended to write a book about this “experiment,” and part of how her kids were cajoled into doing it is because they were promised part of the proceeds for the book.
Six months is a LLLOOOONNNNGGGG time.
What about six days?
Or even six hours? Could your family go six hours without media?
It’s a good discipline for us all to try. As adults, our modeling of the way we use/inhabit technology cannot be underestimated.
Posted January 25 2011 by