Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
Pizza dinner along with vegetables, fruit, and drink will be served at 6 pm just before the film begins. Film is appropriate for parents and children from 10 years and older. Childcare will be available from 5:15-8:15 pm. Children in childcare should eat before they arrive or bring their own snacks. This is a free event but we ask that everyone attending the film or using childcare register so we have the correct food count, seating and childcare staff.
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 the most pervasive parenting issue of our time 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.