National Day of Unplugging

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National Day of Unplugging in USA in 2021
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About National Day of Unplugging

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Dates of National Day of Unplugging
2022 USA Friday, March 4thNational Day of Unplugging
2021 USA Friday, March 5thNational Day of Unplugging
2020 USA Friday, March 6thNational Day of Unplugging
2019 USA Friday, March 1stNational Day of Unplugging
Summary
Being on our electronic devices too much can be bad for our health. This day is to encourage to take some digital downtime.

National Day of Unplugging takes places over 24 hours from sunset on the first Friday in March.

To coincide with National Day of Unplugging, an annual call to take a 24-hour technology break, TRUCE Software surveyed 1,500 employees across varying occupations nationwide to gauge how smart devices are influencing their workday. In addition to the above findings, the survey identified both counter-productive and unsafe behaviors regarding mobile device usage on the job, including:

  • Lingering in the car, the restroom or taking an extended break to finish reading or watching something on a phone before returning to work (57%).
  • Taking work-related calls while driving to or from work (51%).
  • Hiding a phone while in a meeting to continue to check messages or text with a coworker (24%)
  • Tripping, bumping into something or someone, or experiencing another embarrassing misstep while looking at a phone (18%).
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