Limit Technology Challenge

July 22, 2015

Recently, one of the Voyagers’ high school students brought a video to the attention of the class. He was motivated to share this video because the topic, environmental stewardship, fit in with many conversations we have engaged in over the school year. Once viewing the video, we recognized that the format fit in with our study of poetry, as it was written in the format of a spoken word poem. Following this recognition, the students watched another video by the same artist. In this second video he questions whether social media has a positive or negative effect on users. This led to a debate amongst the students. They decided to challenge themselves by limiting their use of certain technology, in order to see whether they would notice a difference in their lives. Below are the guidelines they set forth. Please join us in the challenge this weekend and let us know how changing your relationship with technology and media effects your life.

Limit Technology Challenge!
Friday, April 23rd, Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th
(Or adopt a new relationship with technology for good!)

Internet: use for necessity only

  1. No social media (Facebook, Tumblr, Forums, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Kik, etc.)
  2. No mindless browsing – Use for school/work only
  3. No Youtube
  4. Limit email – Check email only 1-2 times a day

Phones: Phone and text for necessity only

  1. No Facetime
  2. Turn it off at night 🙂

TV/ Video:

    1. Limit TV and video games to 2-3 hours per day.*


  1. Go outside 2-3 hours per day.

* As many hours as you spend outside, you may spend playing video games/watching TV.

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