Jacques Brodeur, ACME board member and founder of Edupax (Quebec), is helping to grow screen-time reduction around the world!
Promotion en Français
These two articles in French promote Screen-Free Week as an enthusiastic (and educational) approach to screen-time reduction.
From France, “10 Days Without Screens” (the “webmag” Ma Famille Zen/My Zen Family): http://www.mafamillezen.com/medias-high-tech/emissions-television-enfants/10-jours-sans-ecrans-le-defi-est-lance/
And from Quebec, “Challenge: 10 Days Without Screens” (WixxMag): http://www.wixxmag.ca/articles/defi-10-jours-sans-ecrans-prets-a-fermer-le-televiseur-1
ACME-Quebec and Edupax Take Screen-Time Reduction to France
ACME-Quebec and Edupax are holding a one-day symposisum in France, in partnership with an elementary school in Paris where students have participated in the Screen-Free Week every year since 2009.
The main focus of the conference is to share knowledge and expertise with parents, teachers, psychologists, and health professionals about the Screen-Free Challenge that has been organized in more than 180 schools in 12 regions of France since 2008. http://www.ecoconseil.org/decouvrir-nos-actions/sensibilisation-et-formation/le-defi-10-jours-sans-ecrans
The Challenge is similar to Screen-Free Week, but organized schoolwide (as part of the educational curriculum) and community-wide (as part of the city recreation program).
Thanks to CCFC for leading the way to screen-time reduction in the United States.
The conference program, purpose, and history can be found (in French) at http://jacbro13.com/colloques/paris/c2-conf.php.
• French philosopher Bernard Stiegler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Stiegler
• Educational consultant Kristine Paulsen (Michigan, USA), creator of the website Take The Challenge/Take Charge http://www.takethechallengenow.net
• Sophie Jehel, who participated in the Founding Conference of The Cultural Environment Movement, with the late Dr. George Gerbner
• the many mothers, teachers, and librarians who initiated the Screen-Free Week in their own schools or communities across France