the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday
On Tuesday 1st December, we’re challenging you, your family and your workplace to pledge some time away from technology for #techtimeouttuesday. It's here to raise awareness of the impact of technology on mental health and productivity.
Whether it’s 10 minutes, 1 hour or a whole day, all you need to do is pledge your time and share the techtimeout image on Tuesday 1st December with your pledge to raise awareness of your techtimeout and inspire others to do the same.
To log off, look up, and reconnect.
Overuse can make people feel lonely, isolated and contribute to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
UK adults spend approximately 6 hours a day on tech and pick up their phones around 58 times daily!
in the workplace
Multiple avenues of communication, endless notifications and an overflowing email inbox are all too familiar.
The line between home and work has become blurred - are you happy with your tech / work / life balance?
how to get involved...
before the day...
Decide how much time you're going to spend away from technology - it could be 10 minutes, 1 hour or even the whole day and let us know by completing your pledge.
Let people know you're taking part and challenge your friends, family and colleagues to take part too.
on the day...
Upload the image (our logo on the green blob) to your social media feeds and create your caption by filling in the blanks...
"I'm taking part in #techtimeouttuesday to raise awareness of the impact of technology on mental health and productivity. I'm spending [insert time here] away from technology to [insert activity here] #techforgood #techtimeout"
You can tag in your friends, colleagues or other businesses to challenge them to take part.
... after the day
Keep an eye on the take a minute section of our website for tips and resources.
Join our community, enquire about a workplace programme or share our message with more people to continue supporting us in our mission. We've also got some cool merchandise to help spread the message further.
who are techtimeout?
We're concerned that there's an unhealthy addiction to technology in society. At techtimeout, we've made it our mission to help individuals and workplaces have healthier relationships with technology.
We need technology to work and live which means we need good habits and boundaries that help us use it sustainably. We don't hate technology but we believe that you can have too much of a good thing.
We're here with the tools and resources to change this but we need your help to raise awareness and start the conversation.
This is why we're asking you to share our message using #techtimeouttuesday and pledge some time away from technology on Tuesday 1st December, 2020.