An Irish charity is encouraging kids to ditch their digital devices for 24 hours this week 7 months ago

An Irish charity is encouraging kids to ditch their digital devices for 24 hours this week

Brought to you by Littlewoods Ireland

Could your kids could benefit from a 24 hour digital detox?

Our digital devices were a saving grace during lockdown, and it's hard to imagine how we would have got through the pandemic without them.

But now that restrictions are easing and we're almost back to normality, it can be hard to put down our screens and make the most of what's going on around us.

And if you're worried about your child's screen time or think your family might need a digital detox, we've got just the thing...

Cyber Break is a 24 hours digital detox for the whole family, taking place at 5pm on Friday 15 October until 5pm on Saturday 16. During this time, families can take a break from the online world and use that new-found free time as an opportunity to reconnect with the people around them.

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Organised by Cyber Safe Kids, the project aims to create awareness of the time spent on our devices and promote healthy online habits. Families are encouraged to use Cyber Break as an opportunity to spend time with one another and reconnect by playing board games, watching movies or getting outdoors - basically anything and doesn't involve our screens!

And it sounds like something we could all benefit from. Considering 93% of 8-12 year olds own their own smart device and 84% of that age group have their own social media account, it's safe to say kids today might find it pretty hard to switch off from the digital world.

Plus, when you sign up, you'll get some handy downloadable resources and activities to keep you busy during your cyber break.

Want to get involved? You can sign up for Cyber Break here.

‘Cyber Break’ is a 24 hour digital detox for families, proudly supported by Littlewoods Ireland

Brought to you by Littlewoods Ireland