Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Please come join us Wednesday, April 3rd at 5:45 PM. Pizza served at 5:30 PM and childcare available for ages 9 and below.
Please note, this is being offered as a parent education opportunity as the film is targeted for an older audience. Middle and high school students may attend with parents/guardians at parent discretion, while 5th grade and younger are encouraged to participate in the activities offered at the school during the screening or seek alternate arrangements for childcare.
If you have any questions prior to the event, please feel free to reach out to Stephanie Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amy Hufnagel (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you!