A CHARITY has launched a special day to raise awareness about underused smartphones.
There is growing concern that people could neglect their phones in favour of playing sports, going to art galleries and conducting face-to-face conversations.
Martin Bishop, director of the charity the Mobile Operators Association, said: “Just for one day, instead of visiting an old friend or relative, why not send them a text instead?
“Or, rather than taking part in some dreary community gardening project, why not sit indoors, draw the curtains and play Minecraft? It’s great exercise for the fingertips and teaches you what to do in the event of a cyber-monster attack.”
On April 22nd next year, the charity will stage events in libraries and community centres across the country, including Instagram workshops and counselling for people with only 20 minutes of battery left.
Bishop added: “We want as many people as possible to check the temperature in Denver, Colorado because you can and you’re bored, or leave a comment about the Global Jewish Conspiracy underneath a Beyonce video on YouTube.”