Saturday is the National Day of
Unplugging -- a day to disconnect and unplug from cell phones and computers for
Some say they just won't be able to do
it; others are already doing it and some say they'd have no problems with it.
Rene Gutierrez says
he's not interested in flat lining his online connections. He could go maybe
three hours without technology, he says, but that's it.
"My phone is like my best friend," he
said. "Everything I do is with it and it's always by on me, and whenever it
leaves my sight I'm like scared like where's it at."
But others say unplugging is no
"Oh yeah, it's not that hard,"
said another teen, James Prager. "Just turn it off and honestly it makes life
more enjoyable you're not checking your phone every second. I could do it so
fast. It's so easy."
Alexandra Campbell has young children,
but says her family often goes unplugged.
"We want them to know that relationships are more important than
technology," she said.
David Brown and Ella Andrews feel that
way, too -- they're in a special life program and haven't had phones or
computers for two weeks.
all need time to ourselves at least a weekend," said Andrews.