National Day Of Unplugging

Sundown March 6th to Sundown March 7th

March 2, 2020
Plug It

In celebration of the 11th annual National Day of Unplugging - there will be events happening all over San Diego around March 6-7 that bring people together to elevate human connection over digital engagement. See more information on exactly what National Day of Unplugging is HERE

To kick off National Day Of Unplugging, Friday, March 6th, starting at 3pm, La Mesa Village will be hosting a fun, free event at the Farmers Market where kids can hunt for a stuffed rooster named Rodney, shop with Rodney Bucks, try cooking, do garden crafts, try healthy foods, type on a typewriter and play games.

The entire town of La Mesa is getting onboard--Mayor Mark Arapostathis is presenting a Proclamation for National Day of Unplugging. “As the Mayor and a school teacher I applaud and support the efforts of programs like ‘Unplugged Village’ designed to create designated times and places when students, parents and families can unplug and spend time with each other”.   In addition to the Market event, people can unplug at Public Square Coffee House, La Mesa Wine Works or catch the movie Screenagers Next Chapter (dealing with social media, mental health and resilience) on March 4. Get free tickets HERE

Help us show more people how to put away their technology and engage in real life during National Day of Unplugging around San Diego.

Over the past decade, National Day of Unplugging has been at the forefront of the movement to educate people about the dangers involved with over-reliance on technology–especially as it pertains to handheld devices. The amount of smartphone users worldwide has reached 3.5 billion. According to recent studies, the average smartphone user taps, swipes or clicks their phone 2617 times per day, with most starting immediately when they wake up.