From Screen Time to Green Time: Virtual Event on July 20th

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Adults and kids alike continue to deal with issues related to increased screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending too much time staring at a screen can boost stress levels, cause headaches, and damage eyesight. Limiting screen time may be especially important for kids whose brains and bodies are still growing. Virtual school, remote work, and cancelled youth programming during the pandemic made it difficult for many families to maintain their usual practices around technology use.

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The Children’s Screen Time Action Network is hosting a virtual event focused on shifting kids’ screen time into “green time” – a chance to play outside. Shannon Danks, 2019 Crawford Prize recipient Richard Louv, and NRF trustee José González will discuss working towards equitable access to outdoor play and the many outcomes of time outside for academic learning, mental and physical heath, and emotional growth among youth. This live virtual event will be held on July 20th at 7:00 PM EST. You can learn more and register today here.