No smartphone

No social media

Use something fun for a change:

7-day challenge begins first Monday of the month

Next one begins:

    Hi, I'm Laurence Warner aka Cerulean, a British performing artist.

    In May 2018, as a Fulbright Scholar researching the growing phenomenon of Smartphone Dependence, I realised I needed to tackle my own addiction first, so invited my friend Tushar to join me in this challenge.

    It was so successful at helping me refine what I - not Big Tech - want to get out of smartphone socialising, that I've continued going cold turkey once a month ever since, sometimes with dozens of other young people - including my amazing Get PhoneSmart team.

    For the 2021 Challenges, I myself am trying The Light Phone II - a "modern flip phone" - though I'd definitely still encourage first timers to dig out the proper vintage tech and enjoy the satisfaction of slapping down the phone at the end of a quality phone call, as depicted in this original animation.

    If you'd you like to join me doing your own digital detox this coming month, please reach out, and I'd love to support you by offering encouragement and telling your story to inspire others:

    If you're not quite ready to take on this challenge, go cheer on those who have, and find out more about how it's helped them acheive a healthier relationship with tech:



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