Character Day in Parents, EdSurge

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 30, 2019

For the past ten years, Character Day co-founder Tiffany Shlain, her husband, and her two kids (16 and 10) have unplugged from their devices every Saturday. In her new book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), Shlain chronicles how the weekly tech break changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. Taking place in classrooms and schools nationwide each year, Character Day focuses on helping students develop character strengths like grit and gratitude. This year’s Character Day on Friday, September 27, will culminate with students nationwide turning off their screens for 24 hours, with the goal of continuing it on a weekly basis.

PKPR secured coverage for this year’s Character Day and Tiffany’s book in a range of outlets including a feature in the print issue of Parents Magazine and stories in outlets from EdSurge (”Can putting away devices build character?”) to Mommy Nearest (”Here’s how your family can go screen-free for one day a week”).

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