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.
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