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We're spending an average of 1.8 months on our phones. Every year.
Join us in August as we pledge to spend less time on social media.
Looking to get some time back in your schedule? Feeling anxious being on social platforms? Come adventure offline with us!
Hoping to spend some more time being social in ways outside of social media? Take a pledge with your friends to venture offline!
Taking time offline allows us to reconnect with each other in more meaningful ways. Here's to better time spent together!
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What Are We Up To?
Stepping off social media (in any capacity) can be a really difficult thing. Sometimes we don't realize how challenging it is until we try to reduce our usage. That's why we're doing this as a community in August - we're stronger when we stand together.
To make an impact on our community, we'll be fundraising for Jack.org, Canada's largest youth peer-to-peer mental health charity.
We're on a mission to help people have healthier relationships with social media. We're doing that through both our campaign, but our school workshop.
We're still a long way from our goal, but we're working hard on getting there and we should be there in no time as long as we put the work in.
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