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, 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. To learn more about this documentary, go to screenagersmovie.com.
Here's a trailer for the documentary.
Tanya Keto will facilitate a discussion following the documentary. Tanya Keto is Manager of Parent Education and Professional Development at Foothills Academy Society.
You are encouraged to bring your tween/teens (10+) with you to the screening. Some mature themes and length (67 minutes) may make it inappropriate for younger children. For more information about the film, please visit their website www.screenagersmovie.com.