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Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2020!

Monday, May 4 to Saturday, May 10, 2020.

What is Screen-Free Week?

An annual, national celebration of life away from our screens. Families and communities are encouraged to spend a week "unplugged" from their digital devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Rediscover the joys of life away from screens. 

How did we participate in 2019?

There are lots of ways to enjoy Screen-Free Week at the level that is appropriate for your family and your circumstances. The most important part of Screen-Free Week is to take a break from digital entertainment then go enjoy some real-world activities together as a family. Find local events to attend together, work together creatively, visit a local park or museum or try something new!

Try Mayor’s Screen-Free Challenge!


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2019 family-friendly activities

Look below for local, easily accessible and low-cost activities. (You may need to make adjustments based on the weather - this is New England, after all.)

Resources for Somerville Families

Approaching media and device use mindfully isn't easy in today's world. Take a look at these great resources with information and advice for supporting your family through communication and rich experiences.


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