Screen time

More screens than people?

Our homes reflect our way of life, our habits and our traditions. Nowadays, members of a family rarely sit together round the table and chat. They typically sit in front of a television screen or a computer, claiming a need for solitude or to reduce stress, or simply blaming it on the dynamics of modern life.

Families might try to communicate more rather than falling asleep in front of a screen. They could celebrate a "TV-free day" to improve the family atmosphere.

In order to protect the environment and save money, the television should be switched off when no one is watching. Even if left on "standby", it still consumes 10 percent of the electricity it would use while in operation.