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Relax, Release, Unplug...But Tell Someone

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WMDT 47 NEWS - Last week, a California college student was reported missing after she stopped responding to text messages and Snapchats.  It turns out, she was just one of a growing number of people who want to unplug for a while.

Friday, March 7th is the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging.

It's a push to get people to put away their tech devices from sundown Friday, until sundown Saturday, and opt instead for face to face human interaction.                

Psychologist Kathy Seifert says this is not only good for adults, but also for your child's mental development.

"To grow up healthy in terms of relationship, they have to have face to face conversations...not just conversations on machines, or their brain development does not proceed in a healthy way," says Seifert.

Now, if you're planning to unplug, Seifert says make sure someone knows you're going off the grid, so friends and family don't start to worry.

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