Does your family need a Tech Timeout?

What is Tech Timeout?

The Tech TimeoutTM challenge started by ForestersTM encourages families to take a daily break from technology. Participating families are encouraged to disconnect from all things electronic with the goal of helping spouses, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more personally and get more involved in each other’s lives.

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Could your school survive?

Learn how your students can put down their technology for three days by taking the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge

Over 5,000 students across the US and Canada have already taken the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge. Make your school next. Sign up here.

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pledges to take a daily tech timeout and to turn off all electronic devices for at least one hour a day for the next week.

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Get Inspired

Take a look at how families are getting inspired to take a Tech Timeout.

Go Cross Country Skiing

Submitted by Mattson Family

Read a book with the fam take an adventure together

Submitted by The Meetze Family

Andrae Family takes a Tech Timeout

Carrillo Family takes a Tech Timeout

Carrillo Family takes a Tech Timeout

Andrae Family takes a Tech Timeout

Tech Timeout takes a Tech Timeout

Sommerville Family takes a Tech Timeout

Take the kids and your cameras outdoors and let nature wow you.

Submitted by Terri's Little Haven

Take a TechTimeout and cleanup one room together

Submitted by Sharon

Go Cross Country Skiing

Submitted by Mattson Family

Read a book with the fam take an adventure together

Submitted by The Meetze Family

Andrae Family takes a Tech Timeout

Carrillo Family takes a Tech Timeout

Carrillo Family takes a Tech Timeout

Andrae Family takes a Tech Timeout

Tech Timeout takes a Tech Timeout

Sommerville Family takes a Tech Timeout

Take the kids and your cameras outdoors and let nature wow you.

Submitted by Terri's Little Haven

Take a TechTimeout and cleanup one room together

Submitted by Sharon

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About Foresters

For 140 years, Foresters™, an international financial services provider, has fulfilled its purpose to enhance family well-being for its members and the communities where they live. A fraternal benefit society, Foresters offers quality life insurance and investment products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with more than one million members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit foresters.com.