Social media has created a toxic environment and is often used excessively, especially with kids. We believe that smartphones are useful tools, and so is social media, when used intentionally.
Be Free seeks to inspire people to enhance their wellbeing by following a balanced approach to smartphones. To help parents raise digital natives, Be Free offers:
Educational content on screen addiction and other risks
Ideas for using technology intentionally
A program to support change in your family and community
Pursue your passions, IRL friendships, and what makes you happy
One week with no social media. Challenge your friends and support each other! No apps with discovery, streaks, followers, broadcasting/content from strangers.
Daily text messages will guide you through the challenge. They will include resources to learn about issues and step-by-step guides to be ready for the future.
Reconnect with people and things that make you happy. Use the tools from Step 2 to confidently create a plan for the future.
Stay free and commit to using your smartphone intentionally (including social media usage). Share your commitment to making the world a better place by taking the pledge.See the pledge