We are pleased to announce that we have been successful in receiving funding from The Big Lottery Fund and Durham University, to produce a day of live broadcasts and a documentary with young people.
The project is called ‘Phone Home 2017′.
“Phone Home Day’ will be a day where we encourage young people to leave their phone at home for a day and explore the results of being without their device. We will invite young people to leave their phone at home and do something fun for a day, without the option of staring at a screen throughout it!
An activity day of any kind is welcome, we are planning on taking at least one coach trip to Snowdonia. And we will have live reporters going along with the students feeding into a day of live broadcasts, for listeners to hear the withdrawal effects and hopefully sense of freedom from having to be on social media for a day in an interesting environment!
The research so far has shown levels of dependency and addictive qualities similar to smoking, and many questioned described losing their phone as worse than having any other possession stolen. They also described days when their battery ran out as ‘horrific at first, and then quite liberating’. We hope to produce a documentary at the end of all the fun that shows ways of managing ‘time online’ in a helpful and liberating way, particularly towards a sense of self.
The day will be the 28th June – use the form below if you would like to get in touch!