Grandfather and Granddaughter
To feature in our Family Portrait: Tell us about your experience in 300 words or less. Attach a photo: of your family, something you did, or something you created on your SOTI Day. We’d love to hear your story. Just Click Here
What’s happening now?
SOTI Comic Strip Competition
Would you like to have a SOTI Creative Art Competition in your local school community?
It’s a great way to spread the idea, get people talking and have our kids creating some wonderful works.
The sky’s the limit.
Music, Creative Writing, Photography, Film or Visual Arts. Contact us and we’ll talk!
We’re only young but we’re growing fast!
SOTI has begun the process of registering as a Not For Profit Organisation.
We are actively seeking major Sponsors that can assist in the building and expansion of SOTI as an entity.
We strongly believe SOTI offers substantial opportunities for any Sponsor who works with us to promote the simple and highly beneficial concept of regular ‘Screen Free Days’, on a National and Global scale.
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals to serve as Directors on the SOTI Board. Please enquire via email.
We welcome any opportunity to form partnerships & affiliations with other organizations who see this as mutually beneficial.
We want to hear.
If you’ve got something to share, or you just want to read what others are saying……
“I believe there is a direct link between our obsession with and reliance on the internet, social networking sites, mobile phones and the rise in numbers of young people suffering serious mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. I challenge you to give this program a go and see what benefits it an bring your family.” M.C. School Counsellor, 20/5/11
“I absolutely love the idea! My husband and I just had this conversation a couple of nights ago about ourselves and that we need to connect more. Both exhausted from the day, he sits at the PC, I watch TV, cook dinner, have a shower, bed time….ground hog day! So we decided to do something different to reconnect one night a week. We will now be learning the art of playing Chess.
As for SOTI, I couldn’t think of a better way to broaden the minds of children and families than to bring it to schools and help bring awareness, fun and togetherness to enrich peoples lives” Lani W. of Gosford and Mother of 2 yr old Meisha.
An informative and funny ABC Radio interview with Perth Mother, Susan Maushart who with her family of three teenagers switched off for six months.
The Risk of Sitting Down
This study is the latest to build on a growing body of research that shows that we humans are not designed to park ourselves in front of a screen for extended periods of time without deleterious effects.
“I have always been more or less addicted to the internet – and having to live without it for about a month is not something that I like. But, being offline has made me realize how much time I waste on the internet” – Article
‘Too much time spent watching television and playing video games can double the risk of attention problems in children and young adults, new research finds. The study is the latest of many to point out the ill effects of excessive screen time, whether at the computer or the television.” – Article
A good resource. Covers Issues around limiting the impact of commercial culture on children. Official home of International “Screen-Free Week”