Thursday, March 19, 2009

Celebrate Turnoff Week: April 20-26

CCFC is proud supporter of international Turnoff Week, a time for families to turn off screens, get active and involve themselves in their communities. Over 20 million people will participate and, with events being planned in every state, there is no excuse to find yourself alone and attached to the TV or computer. In December, the National Institutes of Health released a review of 30 years of studies on screen-times impact. The study reveals alarming health concerns, ones that lead to a breakdown of family and society. Turnoff Week is the first step in reversing this trend and a door to a new way of life. To find out more about how your family or your school can participate, please visit the Center for SCREEN-TIME Awareness at


  1. Anonymous5:36 AM

    There is an alternative for TV for children: Audio dramas or audio adventures! They are based on the idea of radio dramas and there is at least one series for kids: Billy Brown's audio adventures.

  2. That's great! I am so glad to hear that all these families are getting active. I will definitely be telling the family I babysit for about this week. But they probably already know about it. I also think that more and more interactive computer and DVD games are another option that keeps kids' minds and bodies active while they watch something.