Created by Tiffany Shlain and Sawyer Steele
A film by Let it Ripple Film Studio
Music by Snow Patrol, “Set The Fire To The Third Bar (featuring Martha Wainwright)”
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Dear Parent (2 mins) is the first film of our new series of short films (including Dear Student, Dear CEO, Dear Legislator, Dear Human, and more) about the relationship between character, technology, and humanity. These films are part of our global Character Day initiative, an annual day that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character (strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, social responsibility, and leadership). Why? Because character development leads not only to school and career success, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world.
Tips for your Tech Shabbat:
If you’d prefer to warm up to a #TechShabbat, try our Weekly Challenges!
Are you productive? Efficient? Useful? More to the point, are you productive, efficient, and useful enough? These are the kinds of questions that arise (naturally and terrifyingly) when technology makes it easy to stay online and connected 24/7. But all this connectivity brings two unfortunate side effects.
No screen time is about being present and together as a family, and making the day different. Shabbat is a time to rest and appreciate the special and wonderful things about the world and each other.
Excerpt: "Even though I’m Jewish and a mother, I’m not here to make you feel guilty (or become Jewish). I just want to share a practice that has improved my life in every way: a twenty-first-century interpretation of the ancient Jewish ritual of a weekly day of rest. It can work for anyone, from any background or belief, whether single, with a partner, or with kids."