BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — Between smartphones, tablets and smart watches, we’ve never been more plugged in. But what impact do these gadgets have on our lives?
KOIN 6 News challenged one family to undergo a digital detox for an entire weekend.
On Friday evening the Sylva family sent their last texts and said goodbye to social media as they embarked on their mission: a whole weekend without technology.
They rounded up their WiFi and cable devices, Xbox, computer, iPads and phones before locking them in a suitcase secured with a code none of them knew.
Mom, Maria, and dad, Bruce, could hardly suppress their joy.
But the Sylva kids, Sandon, Halle and Kekoa weren’t quite as enthused.
“I think it might stress them out a little bit,” Bruce said. “I really want to see how they cope with it.”