On June 7, Boys and Girls Clubs are inviting Canadians from coast to coast to coast to join us and Unplug to Connect!
Unplug to Connect encourages all Canadians to spend more time with friends, family, and co-workers, and less time in front of their screens. For one hour or more, unplug from your devices and connect with the people around you!
Why Unplug to Connect?
We all know that the internet and smartphones are changing the way that people connect with the world around them. Technological devices are designed to connect us with others, but they are also causing us to feel isolated and alone.
The percentage of teens with smartphones has jumped to 89%, while studies show that their psychological well-being decreases dramatically the more time they spend on screens. As a result, anxiety is on the rise, especially among kids and teens, as they feel the need to be “plugged in” at all times.
At Boys and Girls Clubs, we know that building relationships is an important life skill. And at our Clubs, kids spend time away from smartphones and computers every single day—playing together, learning together, and being mentored by caring adults.
Visit unplugtoconnect.ca to learn more and find all the resources you need to help us spread the word. And when you plug back in? Follow all the action on social media at #UnplugToConnect.