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Observe Gadget free hour this Children’s Day

Observe Gadget free hour this Children’s Day

Today is Children’s Day. Though celebrations and various activities for children are common, some schools and parents are celebrating this Children’s Day differently.

They will be observing ‘#GadgetFreeHour’ today night between 7:30-8:30 p.m. They will disconnect their gadgets during this hour and spend time together with various activities like talking, playing, laughing and eating.

The initiative of staying away from gadgets for one hour has been rounding on social media and attracted several users.

Many parents pledge to spend quality time with their kids. Children from over 60,000 schools and their parents decided to observe #GadgetFreeHour today.


The idea of this movement is from Parent Circle magazine. It has been in the parenting space for more than eight years. As part of their routine meeting with parents and children, they found that parents have no quality time to spend with their children while children are glued to their gadgets.

As a result, several issues are arising and the bond between parents and children is affected.

As per the experts, nearly 80 per cent of parenting depends on the bond and communication established by spending quality time together but it is affected by the overuse of gadgets within the family.

Considering this, Parent Circle initiated the movement aiming to ‘disconnect to reconnect’. The Tamil Nadu government and the CBSE South region helped promote the movement by issuing circulars to encourage the participation of more children and parents.

Several heads of schools welcomed it and said that they are happy to support such initiatives to raise awareness and promote positive relationships.

Few famous restaurant chains and corporate houses also supported the movement. Chess Legend, Vishwanathan Anand also appreciated the movement.

To mark the #GadgetFreeHour, the Parent Circle website would be closed between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

The team hopes that children would be raised in an environment where they get uninterrupted love and affection from their parents for at least 15 minutes a day.

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