Cassie is a self-confessed manic mum of 3 (10,13 and 16) a blogger and influencer. Cassie is in support of the campaign because she sees such a benefit to children being off devices and in the great outdoors. Cassie says: “As a family we are all device fiends, but we also make time to go wild swimming, walking and family holidays where devices are kept to a minimum. It’s hard as you have to try and be a role model for the kids but also you manage your life on a device and its being aware of the positive effects of stepping away from screens and promoting that to the children even though we are all interested in phones and tablets.”
Leanne is a mum of 4 (13Y/10Y and 6Y twins) who owns a children’s play-based entertainment business, Pop-Up, Pop-In.
Leanne feels the impact devices have on families’ lives is scary! She says: “As a parent, your children are asking for the latest smartphone, tablet, or console. I understand they want to be like their friends but we, as caregivers, have the choice to buy what is relevant to their age and circumstance. We are the ones who are struggling to balance their use of devices, allowing adequate time to play without feeling pressured to cave into their addiction. I found it so much easier when they were younger as now many Teenagers socialise on their devices!
Technology is a great resource nevertheless, many children are losing the skills needed to engage with others face-to-face and missing the opportunities for play and exploration! I am fully behind No Phones at Home Day and proud to be a Community Ambassador!
Become a No Phones at Home Day Ambassador
Are you conscious of the need to reduce time spent on smart devices?
We’re looking for people to join our community who are passionate about raising awareness around the impact of social devices on our mental and psychological wellbeing. Perhaps you have a family, work in education, the community, with young people or an organisation looking to make a positive difference in society?
If you’d like to know more about our ambassador programme, please do get in touch.