Continuing the topic on how to reduce tech addiction, I think that no smartphone day is a good idea to start with. Especially because - there is no such thing yet, as far as I know. And if anyone knows something about such day already in operation, please share your knowledge. One thing is to make that effort as an individual and that‘s also good, but imagine how powerful and impactful would it be as widely recognized event. Of course the aim would be to make it international. I was thinking the date could be the day that first iPhone was officially released (June 29, 2007) or the day before it, to emphasize the absence, first iPhone being a symbol for the start of extensive use of smartphones.
First of all – does it seem like a good idea to you and would you like to participate in such event (not using any smartphone for a day)? Second – if you have ideas/experience in how to best popularize such thing and make it work, please share it. Some useful information I found:
https://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/ --> National day of unplugging. Only in US, but good initiative.
https://medium.com/@sarahlafi9/no-phone-day-how-giving-up-my-smart-phone-for-a-day-helped-me-reconsider-my-lifestyle-327485814be --> A well written article on why it would be helpful.