Presents the LookUp Challenge

February 7-14 , 2020

Next Challenge is March 6-13, 2020

Next Challenge February 7 – 14

The Idea is pretty simple:

What happens when students invite their friends, family and community to take a break from social media and digital distraction TOGETHER for a week? We invite you to join the LookUp Challenge and find out.

After many conversations, we’ve learned that one of the biggest barriers to taking a break from your phone and social media is giving it up “cold turkey” and “fear of missing out.” While some find it easy to balance, others find that balance is harder to achieve, which is why we think having flexibility in how and when you “unplug” makes sense. You can choose one or more of the categories below:

Juliet Gildehaus shares ‘The Why’ of the Lookup Challenge. 

 Game Break

Take a break from video games or gaming apps for the week.


Think about what brings your joy and gratitude before looking at your phone.

Binge Free

Take a break from YouTube or Binge TV watching for the week.

Cold Turkey

Take a break from  all personal social media accounts. 

Busy Bee

Take a break from your phone & social media  when at school, studying, or work.

Social Butterfly

Take a break from your phone & social media when with family and friends.

Sleeping Dog

Give up your phone in the bedroom and improve your sleep.

above categories courtesy of Royal Society for Public Health and Scroll Free September

LOOKUP.LIVE’S MISSION is a non-profit startup whose mission is to support youth designed solutions for tech/life balance. Through our startup incubator, innovators and change agents are supported to activate their own solutions and initiatives as well as engage their peers and communities in the process.

The LookUp Challenge is a student generated solution built out in the Incubator.

We have the LookUp Challenge Toolkit for you to bring to your school, club, team, fraternity, sorority and friends on campus. We want you to spread the word. 

Thank you for being part of the LookUp Challenge!

Thank you! We will be in touch soon.