Is a 24 hour screen break too much for you?
A whole day without cellphones, computers, tablets and TVs is what the 24h de PAUSE offers, the second edition of which will be held on Sunday, May 22.
Capsana's initiative, which also organizes the J’Stop, I’Win! Challenge, invites Quebec families to unplug for 24 hours to spend time together, to relax or to do activities with loved ones. The goal? Become aware of your screen consumption, because if we are not all cyberdependent, we are almost inevitably hyperconnected.
The PAUSE movement has established the long list of the bad sides of screens. Their use is linked to a sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep, posture problems, visual disturbances, social isolation, reduced well-being, impaired cognitive and executive functions as well as; to addiction. In children, adolescents and young adults, the risks increase.
The 24h of PAUSE therefore offers parents and their children the opportunity to go without screens for a day in order to take a step back from their connection and better assess it. In addition, families who register have a chance to win the grand prize of $2,500 for a vacation with the Ôrigine artisans hôteliers networkor one of two $200 gift cards at Renaud- Bray or Sports Experts.
We are even given some advice on how to properly manage this experience, such as planning activities, turning off your devices and warning those around you that you will not be able to send messages.
There are still some exceptions for participants. You can always consult your GPS, receive calls on your cell phone or open your computer to put on a music playlist. The idea is above all not to be stuck in front of your text messages!
To register for the 24-hour day of PAUSE, it’s this way.