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The number of smartphone users worldwide today surpasses three billion and is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years. 18- to 24-year-olds spend 66 percent of their screen time using smartphone apps. It is said that an average person now unlocks his smartphone 150 times a day to check WhatsApp Messages. These exponentially rising trends of digital dependency made us, the students of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to conduct a study to determine the prevalence of screen addiction and associated health concerns and to start our initiative called R.E.S.C.U.E.-Remedies for Excessive Screen Use and Exposure. Through our Challenges we will help you break free from your screen addiction into a more meaningful world of reality where one can play, pray, love, cook, dance, sing, jump and discover everything that mother nature has predisposed mankind with.
Collaborating with the LOG OFF movement is a great opportunity for us, in a sense where two initiatives with a common agenda, can join hands to increase awareness and offer a viable remedy for excessive screen and social media usage. With the series of activities planned, we hope to spread our message far and wide, ultimately working towards our goal, of digital and mental well being.
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Are you stuck in the vicious cycle of screen overuse? Do you want to get out of it, before it gets too late? It's a common thing these days for people to complain that they don’t have the time to do so many things they’ve always wanted to do! This is not because of the dearth of time, rather because people knowingly or unknowingly spend a major chunk of their time on Screen Devices lost in virtual reality. So much so that, they forget to explore, experience and enjoy the Real World.
The participant will have to reduce their screen time per day to 50% of the current (this excludes working hours and use of productivity applications and softwares like Acrobat, Office, Calling, Video-Calling, educational videos, etc.)
The participant is required to choose and do a few activities in the bucketlist (at the end of the page) during the challenge.
The detox can be taken for a variety of time periods, but we offer set requirements for the 3 day, 7 day, and 21 day challenge.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
Hover over each box to see the number of activities participants are required to do. 'STEP' activities can be done in one day. 'LADDER' activities can be done on weekends and holidays. Lastly, 'LEAP' activities are long term activities or habits you want to create. Participants have freedom of decision to select more activities than required or to go beyond the boundaries of the activities suggested at the end of the page.
I FINISHED THE CHALLENGE... WHAT'S NEXT?
On completion of your challenge, click on the CHALLENGE COMPLETION FORM below where we encourage you to do the following things:
First, share your success story in words and images. This story will be shown on the website so that you can inspire other people to develop this healthy lifestyle.
Second, you can also post an image of the following banner with the #LOGOFF&RESCUEdigitalchallenge or in order to show off why you took the digital detox!