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Join us forGadget Free Hour

Nov 20, 20207:30PM - 8:30PM

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Pledge to switch off all gadgets spend time with your family during this one hour

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Our Mission

At ParentCircle we have a single-minded mission—to build confidence in parents to raise happy, healthy, confident, compassionate children.

To be a confident parent, we believe a strong parent-child connection is the key. This in turn makes a child feel loved, understood, safe and secure.

About #GadgetFreeHour

The goal of #GadgetFreeHour is to help parents and children experience the MAGIC and JOY of connection without any distractions.

On November 20, 2020, for one hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm switch off all gadgets and spend time with your family laughing, chatting, playing...

Just 60 minutes of connecting with your children and family will help you create memories for a lifetime

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How to take part

#GadgetFreeHour 2020 is for every family and there are various ways by which each one of you can be a part of this global movement. Join hands with us and help us spread the word amongst your community.

  • Take the pledge to spend time with your children and stay away from gadgets on World Children’s Day (November 20) between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Sign up for our 20-20 Connection Challenge and share your experience with us
  • Encourage your child to take part in the Creative Contest for Children
  • Ideas to engage with children and family #GadgetFreeHour 2020
  • Join our community and share your ideas and experiences
  • Download resources to help you spread the word amongst your family and friends
  • Subscribe and stay updated

Help spread the word

Individual

  • Post on your social media about #GadgetFreeHour 2020 and tag your family and friends
  • Take the pledge, participate in the challenge and have your children participate in the contest. Talk to your family and friends about your participation and encourage them to also participate
  • Download resources to help you spread the word amongst your family and friends

School

  • Download all the resources you will require to successfully run the campaign within your school community
  • Create awareness about #GadgetFreeHour within your school community
  • Declare November 20th as a NO HOMEWORK DAY at your school so children can spend valuable time with their parents without stressing over homework
  • Encourage your parents, teachers and students to take part in the various events and initiatives as a part of #GadgetFreeHour

Organization

  • Download all the resources you will require to successfully run the campaign within your community
  • Create awareness about #GadgetFreeHour within your community
  • Encourage your community to wind up work early during #GadgetFreeHour so that they can spend time with their families
  • Encourage parents and children to take part in the various events and initiatives as a part of #GadgetFreeHour

Corporate

  • Download all the resources you will require to successfully run the campaign within your company
  • Create awareness about #GadgetFreeHour within your employees
  • Encourage your employees to wind up work early during #GadgetFreeHour so that they can spend time with their families
  • Encourage your employees and their children to take part in the various events and initiatives as a part of #GadgetFreeHour

Restaurant

  • Download all the resources you will require to successfully run the campaign within your company
  • Create awareness about #GadgetFreeHour within your employees
  • Encourage your employees to wind up work early during #GadgetFreeHour so that they can spend time with their families
  • Encourage your employees and their children to take part in the various events and initiatives as a part of #GadgetFreeHour

Sponsors

  • Download all the resources you will require to successfully run the campaign within your company
  • Create awareness about #GadgetFreeHour within your employees
  • Encourage your employees to wind up work early during #GadgetFreeHour so that they can spend time with their families
  • Encourage your employees and their children to take part in the various events and initiatives as a part of #GadgetFreeHour


Meet the Pledge Takers

  • Ashwini Nachappa (Indian Athlete and Actor)

  • Deepika Kumari (Indian Archer)

  • Chinmayi (Playback Singer)

Gadget Free Hour Stories

  • My son went from saying, ‘No Chance’ to #GadgetFreeHour, to saying, ‘Can we have #GadgetFreeHour again tomorrow?’ after we spent a fun hour of playing together.


    Rex Savio FernandoParent

  • Thank you for this wonderful initiative by the ParentCircle team. Got to know about my daughter’s (1.5 years old) skills and her grasping power. We were amazed to see her talent. We played many interactive games.


    KarthigeyanParent

  • My mother was very emotional. She said to specially thank you for this #GadgetFreeHour. We have not spent time like this together (my parents, my child, my wife and I), as a family, in at least 4 years


    BharanidharanParent

  • We ate dinner on the porch and enjoyed the cool breeze. Then, my son played the guitar. Our phones, TV, and other gadgets were switched off. The hour flew by pleasantly. We had a good time.


    Roopa MParent

  • I am busy almost 365 days because of my business, but today our daughters asked us to play with them, on their teacher’s request. We enjoyed a lot and realized what we are missing out in our daily life. All credit goes to #GadgetFreeHour 2019.


    Pasam NaveenkumarParent

  • My younger son was the teacher and we were all students during #GadgetFreeHour. I have never seen my wife laugh so much.


    SelvamParent

Hear from the experts

  • Priya Kathpal Nutritionist

  • Dr Debarati Halder Cyber Expert

  • Dr Madhu Purushothaman Pediatrician

  • Manjulatha Kalanidhi Journalist

  • Dr. Jamuna Rajeswaran Prof. Clinical Psychology

  • Raksha Changappa Dietitian

  • Dr. Bhumika Patel IBM Ambassador

Blogs

  • Looking smartly at ourselves (not just at our smartphones)

  • How To ‘Do Nothing’ And Connect With Your Family

  • The greatest gift you can give to someone…is your attention

  • Social Media can hurt our children’s mental health

  • What kids feel about their parent’s use of gadgets

  • Do you use your phone 52 times a day?

  • The biggest impediment to connecting with our children is….gadgets

  • 21 Tips To Manage Your Screen Time

  • Balancing Screen Time And Family Time

  • Finding Offline balance in an Online world

  • Should children be allowed screen time while eating?

  • How We Moved On From Photo Albums To Digital Media

  • 20 Tips to Boost Parent-Child Connection

  • 20 Fun Things To Do With Tweens And Teens

  • 20 Fun Games And Activities To Do With Toddlers

  • How To Make Animal Hand Shadows

  • 20 Fun Things To Do With Preschoolers

  • Parenting is 80% connection

  • Making peace with your child’s use of technology

Sponsors

To sponsor the campaign or to be our media partner, contact us gadgetfreehour@parentcircle.in (or) +91-9176739394

Gadget Free Hour 2019 Report

GADGET FREE HOUR2019 Participants

  • 96872 Schools

  • 11 Corporates

  • 13

    Organisation

  • 28

    Hotel / Restaurant

  • 02

    Activity Partner

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