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Gadget Free Hour

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Understanding that lives today are highly dependent on gadgets, the organizers thought that just allocating an hour for no-gadget usage and distancing ourselves from the virtual would help in celebrating the real connections.<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=#Gadget Free Hour பிரச்சாரத்தில் தமிழக அரசு பள்ளிகள் – சுற்றறிக்கை வெளியீடு|date=2019-11-06|website=Indian Express Tamil|language=ta-IN|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref> Thus, as a precursor to the #Gadget Free Hour GadgetFreeHour Campaign as well as to increase awareness on the importance of familial connections ParentCircle kick-started with the #Disconnect2Reconnect Campaign from 17th October until 3rd November requesting parents to connect with their children by disconnecting from their gadgets. #Gadget Free Hour GadgetFreeHour soon followed suit from 4th November 2019 and the idea struck a chord with millions, finally culminating on 14th November 2019 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM where families experienced pure moments of connection by engaging in fun activities that did not involve the usage of gadgets.<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=குழந்தைகளைப் பாருங்கள் ஒருமணி நேரம்.. பெற்றோர்களுக்கு கல்வித்துறை கோரிக்கை|date=2019-11-13|website=Samayam Tamil|language=ta|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Movie screenings, carnival, games: Kids in Thane, Navi Mumbai celebrate Children’s Day|date=2019-11-15|website=Hindustan Times|language=en|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref>
[[File:GadgetFreeHour Event Nov 14.JPG|thumb|Gadget Free Hour pledge at KC Toshniwal Vivekananda Vidyalaya School, Chennai]]
== Organizations and Celebrities that support Gadget Free Hour ==
Gadget Free Hour was supported by celebrities and experts as there is a growing recognition of a need for such a ‘movement’. Some of the experts and celebrities to endorse the #Gadget Free Hour GadgetFreeHour include, Dr. Tchiki Davis, Dr. Laura Markham, Dr. Nithya Poornima, Blake Snow, Tanya Goodin and others.
[[File:GadgetFreeHour Event Nov.JPG |thumb|Gadget Free Hour pledge at CSI Gell Memorial School, Ooty]]
== Partners ==
Gadget Free Hour campaign was joined by several partners in this initiative and message is spread to all their stakeholders. In 2019 event; 96,872 schools, 13 organizations, 12 corporates, 28 hotels/ restaurants and 2 Activity Partners had participated.<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=கேட்ஜெட்களை ஒரு மணி நேரம் தள்ளிவைத்துவிட்டு குழந்தைகளுடன் நேரத்தை செலவிட பிரச்சாரம்|website=Hindu Tamil Thisai|language=en|access-date=2020-01-08}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Fun Activities for Teens at Home, Indoor Games For Tweens & Teens - GadgetFreeHour - Parentcircle|last=ParentCircle|first=Team|date=2019-10-30||language=en-gb|access-date=2020-01-08}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=Fun Activities for Kids at Home, Games For Young Children - GadgetFreeHour - Parentcircle|last=ParentCircle|first=Team|date=2019-10-30||language=en-gb|access-date=2020-01-08}}</ref>
[[File:GadgetFreeHour Event.JPG|thumb|Gadget Free Hour pledge at Chethana Matric Higher Secondary School, Madurai]]
==Gadget Free Hour in Media==
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== References ==
{{Source Wikipedia}} [[Category:Climate change and societyParenting]][[Category:Behaviour]][[Category:Childhood]]
[[Category:Organized events]]
[[Category:Recurring events established in 2019]]
[[Category:November observances]]

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