Spend an hour without gadgets tomorrow

On World Children’s Day, which falls on Friday, ParentCircle is encouraging families to disconnect from gadgets and spend time together as part of their #GadgetFreeHour campaign.

Focusing on parents and children in particular, #GadgetFreeHour aims at ensuring that they set aside their gadgets and spend time together — playing, talking, eating, laughing and rediscovering the pleasure of each other’s company.

“Last year, when we initiated the #GadgetFreeHour campaign, we realised that spending time with children was the key for parents to build a strong and trusting relationship with them. On November 20 from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., we want families to turn off their gadgets for one hour and spend time with each other,” said Nalina Ramalakshmi, founder and managing director, ParentCircle.

Stating that while the last few months have seen most families spending a lot more time under the same roof due to COVID-19 restrictions, she pointed out

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