Device Free Dinner Campaign
Let’s make dinner time about family again.
Try the #DeviceFreeDinner Challenge, and make dinner a time for family!
The campaign, and its Family Dinner Project extension, offers a 4 week program with tips for parents to reduce the distractions that devices like smartphones, televisions and video games cause during family dinners.
Dinnertime is a sacred occasion for families to come together and bond. Our ultimate goal is to relinquish the hold of technology on our families and make dinner a time for connection again.
According to the non-profit Family Dinner Project:
- 92 percent of parents think quality dinner conversations help develop connections with their children.
- 88 percent of adults say it’s not OK to use a phone at a family dinner.
- 58 percent of parents worry that electronic devices are hurting conversation.
- 47 percent of parents said they or a family member used a mobile device at dinner in the last week.
You can make a difference by silencing and setting devices aside each day at dinner. Put the focus back where it belongs – on family togetherness!
Take the #DeviceFreeDinner pledge for your family today, then start your family’s 4-week project.
See Cindy Herdman-Ivins, President/CEO, talk about what inspired our Device Free Dinner Campaign in this interview.