Everyone’s favorite funnyman, Will Ferrell, has teamed up with Common Sense Media to promote a movement that we can all get behind: #DeviceFreeDinners
The hilarious PSA shows Ferrell as an obnoxious father who can’t seem to put his phone away at the dinner table, hurting his relationship with his wife and kids. It confirms what most already think of phone usage during dinner — it’s so annoying. In fact, it’s become so annoying that even fast food restaurants are testing out phone lockers to encourage patrons to socialize normally without any distractions while eating.
According to a Time article from 2015, Pew Research Center conducted a study where they found that 88% of respondents believe it’s generally not OK to use a cell phone during dinner, and that 82% of respondents said that using a phone in social settings hurts conversations.
So go through these four short PSAs starring Will Ferrell about #DeviceFreeDinners, stop being that person, and start putting your phone away at the dinner table.