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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Ranjna Das         
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660

DATE: Monday, April 24, 2017                                                                      Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                          (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081                                              

COUNTY LIBRARY PRESENTS “SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE”
View the Documentary May 7, 1:30 p.m. Tickets on Sale Now, $5 Per Person

The County Library will present a documentary that reveals how tech time impacts the development of kids while offering practical resources for empowering them to best navigate the digital world on Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Westampton auditorium.

“SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age” addresses one of the biggest parenting issues of our time. The film is geared for tweens, teens, parents and educators, and tickets, which cost $5 each, may be purchased at the door, and in advance at www.impactflow.com/event/presented-by-burlington-county-library-2043

To date, there have been more than 2,000 community and school screenings of SCREENAGERS, which is not available for home viewing. 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. 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.

 

More about SCREENAGERS:

“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 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.”

Screenagers is appropriate for adults and kids ages 10 and up. For more information, go to www.screenagersmovie.com The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Blvd. off Woodlane Road in Westampton. To learn more about this screening, call (609) 267-9660, or go to www.bcls.lib.nj.us

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