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Screenagers Follow Up
Screenagers Follow Up
Heidi Wells
Thursday, October 10, 2019

If you missed the film Screenagers on October 8th at Cordnier Hall, you can learn more about the film, watch the trailer, and read the research https://www.screenagersmovie.com/

You can also sign up to receive a weekly blog from the creator of the film called Tech Talk Tuesdays. Dr. Ruston shares parenting resources to assist in managing kids screen time. You can sign up at the following link https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays

Synopsis 

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.