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50 Million People Should Keep Gadget-Free Time on World Children’s Day: ParentCircle | Latest India News

Parent Circle, a parenting magazine, said the campaign was gaining momentum with more than 10 million impressions already on social media.

More than 50 million people are expected to disconnect from their electronic gadgets for an hour to spend time exclusively with their children today on World Children’s Day, according to the organizers of the #GadgetFreeHour campaign. Parent Circle, a parenting magazine, said in a statement that people of all ages have started spending more time on their cellphones and other electronic gadgets since the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, adding that more of screen time has become a necessity for families rather than a choice.

As part of the campaign, a large number of participants are expected to “log off their electronic gadgets for an hour on November 20 – World Children’s Day – to spend time exclusively with their children,” Parent Circle said.

The magazine claimed that the initiative, first launched in 2019, was a huge success last year with “over a million parents and over 41,635 schools participating in the event.” He said the campaign is gaining momentum with more than 10 million impressions already on social media.

“This year, #GadgetFreeHour will take place on November 20, 2021, with the number of participants expected to exceed 50 million,” he added.

On the occasion of World Children’s Day which is observed to promote “international solidarity, raising awareness of children around the world and improving the well-being of children”, the magazine of parenthood invited all world to celebrate the parent-child bond by participating in the #GadgetFreeHour campaign between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Iconic landmarks and key parliament buildings including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Qutub Minar were illuminated with blue lights on the eve of World Children’s Day. The blue lighting was part of UNICEF’s #GoBlue campaign to highlight children’s rights and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s lives.

This year’s theme for World Children’s Day is “A Better Future for Every Child”.

(With PTI inputs)

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