Are you a parent or educator watching kids scroll through life with rapid-fire thumbs and six-second attention spans? Are you a tween or teen tethered to your smartphone and addicted your screen time? If so, don’t miss Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary that addresses one of the biggest parenting issues of our time and will be shown in the County Library Auditorium on Sunday, May 7.
Tickets cost just $5 each, and are available at the door and in advance.
Not available for home viewing, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts the development of kids while offering practical resources for empowering them to best navigate the digital world. Filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who is also a primary care physician, decided to make Screenagers because she believes deeply in the importance of helping kids find balance in our tech-filled world. The documentary has been featured on PBS NewsHour, Good Morning American and The Dr. Oz Show, and has been highlighted in in the New York Times and other publications.
More about Screenagers:
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston 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 also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
Screenagers addresses this pervasive parenting issue head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.