Phone Free Day is one part in the growing movement for empowering people to use technology in a smarter and more purposeful way. Phone Free Day was started by Taino Bendz as a non-profit initiative and is now based on amazing people working voluntarily. We all have different reasons for joining but share the same core principle: that we need to change the way we use our smartphones.
We want to give you a chance to experience another way of using your phone for one day, and support you in creating a smartphone use that you will want to do every single day.
Frequently asked questions
What is Phone Free Day?
An initiative to offer a day to experience freedom of the stressful side of the phone, connect with people and the world around us.
When is the next Phone Free Day?
March 19th 2021
Why are you running Phone Free Day?
We believe that technology is meant to support us. But many people feel that the way we are using it at the moment, especially the smartphones, is doing the opposite. Our use of smartphones is causing conflicts at home, stress, mental health issues, traffic accidents, deprived sleep, and a lot more. We want to change that.
Can I use my phone on Phone Free Day?
Yes. Our core message is: Use the phone - don´t let it use you! We advocate a balanced phone usage which is intentional and purposeful. Our advice for Phone Free Day is to think about how you WANT to use the phone, and use it for that, rather than the mindless addictive usage that is so easy to slip into.
So what do I actually do on Phone Free Day?
Decide how you want to challenge yourself (and others!). Maybe go for a walk without your phone, meet friends without the phone, have a meeting without the phone, have a meal without the phone, go to a museum without the phone. Why not organise a Phone Free party?
Why do people volunteer with Phone Free Day?
What do volunteers do, and how much time is needed?
Can my school or organisation participate?
Yes! We encourage all individuals to sign up too on our website to take part in the weekly challenges.
Who is behind Phone Free Day?
Phone Free Day is a non-profit initiative, started by Taino Bendz, a technology professional and father of 2, living in New Zealand. It is now run together with volunteers around the world.
Why should I sign up for Phone Free Day?
People join for many reasons, here are a few: