Can you stay away from your screens for 24 hours? If you accept the digital detox challenge, a company will pay you $2,400.
Since the start of Covid-19 pandemic, more people have been forced to work remotely and continue their studies online.
If we add the binge-watching Netflix series, constant scrolling through Instagram and messaging with family and friends, screen time has significantly increased for many.
This is why a company has come up with a challenge to help one person take a 24-hour digital detox and in return they will pay them $2,400.
Stay away from screens for 24 hours and get $2,400
Reviews.org, a company that tests home services and products, is offering a 24-hour digital detox challenge to one lucky person.
The company will pay someone $2,400 if they can stay away a whole day without looking at their screens.
Talking more about the challenge, Reviews.org explains on their website:
“If you’ve got the desire to ditch your devices for a day but still need to get paid, this is the perfect opportunity for you. As the digital detox contender, you’ll have to go a full 24 hours without any technology. You’ll have 14 days from accepting the challenge to pick a day that works for you, so you don’t have to skip school or work (unless you want to).”
How to apply for the digital detox challenge
Those who want to take part will need to ditch their phones, and avoid looking the screens of their laptops, televisions, gaming devices, smart watches, home devices, etc.
The selected participant will receive a safe to store their electronics for 24 hours, along with a $200 Amazon gift card to put together a tech-free “survival kit,” Reviews.org has explained.
Applications will be open until 5:00 pm MST on March 26th, 2021. The winner will be announced on March 29th on the company’s Youtube channel.
To apply, check out the Twitter post down below which has a direct link to the application website.
Who should apply for the challenge?
Reviews.org explains that the challenge is for those who are “burnt out from doomscrolling on your phone, re-watching old sitcoms, and trying to maintain your sanity during the pandemic”, as well as “someone who is definitely into tech but willing to challenge themselves”.
A 2019 report by Common Sense Media found out that teenagers in the US spent an average of more than seven hours per day on their screens.